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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
Phone Number:
+1 504-522-2841
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of...

New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America's truest art forms - Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture.

Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street, the Preservation Hall venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year featuring ensembles from a current collective of 100+ local master practitioners. On any given night, audiences bear joyful witness to the evolution of this venerable and living tradition.

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Great jazz!!

My husband and I had such a blast here! Great music and fun environment ! Pay the extra money for a big shot seat-it's worth it to sit down and be comfortable ! Show lasted an... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2016
Payette, Idaho
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Payette, Idaho
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Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had such a blast here! Great music and fun environment ! Pay the extra money for a big shot seat-it's worth it to sit down and be comfortable ! Show lasted an hour and could have stayed much longer ! Great fun musicians and was a wonderful evening! Loved it!

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

Lovely place, always excellent music! Haven't been able to stay very long recently since the the "tweens" get bored easily. Even if you don't have time to stay, stop by and listen' order a drink in a to-go cup and enjoy the music. If you get time, the history behind Preservation Hall is fun too.

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

8 o'clock means you start being let in after 8pm, at least last night. The all stars kicked off at 8.20 pm and wound up at 8.59 pm after passing the hat around. I had priority seating and foolishly expected an hour of jazz. you'll still line up if you pre-purchase a ticket, only your queue will be shorter.

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Tacoma Washington
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

The experience is well worth the line waiting to get in. I don't remember hearing such fine jazz music. The staff there are also helpful and kind. We found out about other great places to see while in line.

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st louis
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

Went to a Friday night (8 pm) performance. Reserved seats were a plus. It's very small and very crowded (intimate). The music is great, and the crowd really enjoys it. A definite must do!

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Axel, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

The oldest museum in town is dedicated to the Confederates. Although the number of artifacts was not large, especially after a visit to the world war II museum the way the clothes of soldiers back in the mid nineteen hundreds is explained is really good and was new to me. I visited Beauvoir before so all the Jefferson Davis artifacts... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our evening here, great band and real characters performing. However, it did feel a bit touristy and for $15 the set was only 45 mins. The previous night we spent a good few hours down Frenchman St and enjoyed some very good jazz. Spoilt for choice in this great city's.

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Reviewed January 12, 2016

We had a reservation for the early show and thoroughly enjoyed the jazz by the "Family". We were expecting a large venue and were surprised to learn that the area only holds 100 people. Probably 40% were standing room only.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 11, 2016

If you love Dixieland music any visit to New Orleans has to include Preservation Hall. We had a great time. One note: if you want to be sure of having a place to sit, you need to spring for the "Big Shot" tickets (advance sale, more expensive). Otherwise you will wait in line and may end up standing (or sitting... More 

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Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

A good place to go to listen to a good jazz music from new orleans! Be aware, it's a small place, so better get early for the shows!

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