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New Orleans Jazz Museum

Opens in 17 min: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates jazz in the city where it was born. Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, reaserch facilities, and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous is...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
French Quarter
+1 504-568-6993
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Visit to the New Orleans Jazz Museum. It's in the French Quarter and can be reached using the Canal Street Streetcar line. We walked in at 1:50 pm on Tuesday unaware that there is a free, 1 hour jazz concert there, every Tuesday. Ken...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 830marvintraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well presented exhibits and insights to New Orleans Jazz. Definitely gives you a greater appreciation to the entertainment and local flavor. Enjoyed learning more with the Dr. Longhair exhibit. Easy flow and nicely appointed museum. A personal highlight was to see Washboard Chaz's display and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ThePBR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, but informative. Had some of the old equipment they used back in the time. It was very inexpensive to get in. Over all, it was OK.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SamMiddletown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Professor Longhair exhibit was filled with all sorts of great memorabilia, music (of course), photos, posters. An exhibit o f women jazz singers had some fun videos -- especially the Boswell Sisters.The only downside was the woman working the front desk. Not exactly the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luciemom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with my daughter in her 20's. We both enjoyed it. It's not expensive and it incorporates the old mint as well. If you're a jazz buff you'd probably get more out of it, but even if you just have a decent interest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donna H
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Great spot to stop off at. Mint Museum as well as the Jazz museum. Make sure you are there for the free Jazz concert at 2pm on a Tuesday, the rangers get together and give you a bit of the back ground on Jazz in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dpmason
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This building houses the Louisiana Mint Museum which even the slowest reader can visit in under five minutes. One floor up is the jazz museum, allow ten minutes. The very best part was the concert on the third floor. It’s an intimate performance space and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

The bottom floor of this museum is dedicated to the building's history as a U.S. Mint and was very interesting. The upper floor is the Jazz Museum and the collection is very nice. There were listening stations in the Professor Longhair exhibit, which was fun....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravellerChristina
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Combined museum for the old US Mint and the Jazz Museum. US Mint took all of 2 minutes to tour. Jazz Museum took another 10 minutes (max). I'm not an afficionado, but even if I was, 15 minutes would have been enough to read every...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KmanWent
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The ground floor is devoted to the Old Mint, but the next level is made up of informative presentations regarding Professor Longhair and Women in Jazz as current collections. A live performance in the theatre on the top floor makes for a great visit if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 30, 2018|
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Response from larryjman | Reviewed this property |
Busy area. You may find parking on nearby streets.
March 3, 2017|
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Response from BayleeB11 | Property representative |
Hi Janice, our concert and performance times vary. We typically have a free 2pm concert Tuesday - Thursday, ticketed performances on Friday and in the evening, but performance times and prices vary. Our concert schedule can... More