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Preservation Hall

726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
+1 504-522-2841
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big shot” (199 reviews)
“standing room” (221 reviews)
“reserved seats” (134 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
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+1 504-522-2841
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"big shot"
in 199 reviews
"standing room"
in 221 reviews
"reserved seats"
in 134 reviews
"sit on the floor"
in 129 reviews
"front row"
in 133 reviews
"traditional jazz"
in 108 reviews
"wooden benches"
in 77 reviews
"second row"
in 64 reviews
"vip tickets"
in 58 reviews
"minute set"
in 54 reviews
"limited seating"
in 88 reviews
"no air conditioning"
in 67 reviews
"general admission"
in 56 reviews
"great music"
in 266 reviews
"talented musicians"
in 68 reviews
"pat o'briens"
in 64 reviews
"live jazz"
in 60 reviews
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Reviewed today

I love historical places so this was an excellent stop for me. I had a 6-year-old with me and she got bored quickly but I enjoyed it.

Thank Aareez
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Reviewed today via mobile

I don’t have the words to adequately describe my love of this venue! The music and the atmosphere make you feel transported back in time. It is pure magic!

Thank Tiffanie P
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Reviewed yesterday

Hot environment, but great interactive setting in the original 1961 jazz hall. 45m show for $20 was worth the memory.

Thank NHS67
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The jazz is spectacular however new and inventive things could be done to improve aspects of the venue without changing the original structure. You have to queue outside for 30-60 minutes in order to get in the same night. There’s 4 shows a night though....More

Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This little venue might not be the most comfortable, but the music is worth the trip (and the long wait for tickets). Took a group of students and they loved the experience!

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To truly experience New Orleans you must visit Preservation Hall. Great jazz set that lasts about 45 minutes. Shows during this of year are at 5:00, 6:00, 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 p.m. nightly. All ages welcome...Sit on the floor, benches or stand. You'll love every...More

Thank Dexter K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely a highlight of our trip! Get there early (at least 20-30 min before) to get a seat, otherwise you might have to stand or not get in! It's cash only and no air conditioning so definitely bring a cold drink. But all of that...More

Thank Anna I
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a mess visit if he were coming to New Orleans. The $20 a ticket for the one-hour performance is a great deal. To experience jazz in person it was emotional and exciting.

Thank kaeserjm
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a small room, layered with years of age and, to be honest, a bit of decay. It's crowded. It's hot. You sit on benches or on the floor. But the music makes it all worthwhile. Dixieland, Blues, a bit of singing, and a bit...More

Thank lordbyron59
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Jazz is so much of the history and culture of New Orleans, and this is a great place to experience it. Pay the extra money to get a seat!

Thank Michelle B
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gesilu43
April 8, 2018|
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Response from denarn1 | Reviewed this property |
my opinion is no. you will hear better music out in the fest and not pay $20 a person to cram into a little room. I've been to FQ fest, too.
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sharonscott1224
March 4, 2018|
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Response from leliamander | Reviewed this property |
Standing is okay, if you want to keep it spontaneous rather than book ahead. The set isn't long and it's a fun, festive atmosphere. If you're at the end of the line and can't get in, you can walk around and come back for the... More
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Jennj72
October 8, 2017|
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Response from Jonathan S | Reviewed this property |
The building is old and I doubt is fully ADA compliant, but accessing with a scooter won't be a problem. When we visited, there were several individuals in wheelchairs. Some sat in the front just off the stage, others sat... More
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