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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 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 19:00
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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Proper old school jazz

We learned about Preservation Hall while on a free tours by foot. So pleased that our guide told us about Preservation Hall, I don't think we would have found it otherwise. We... read more

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We learned about Preservation Hall while on a free tours by foot. So pleased that our guide told us about Preservation Hall, I don't think we would have found it otherwise. We looked online and saw that on the Sunday that we were in the City, the first performance was at 5pm. We decided to go for that show, as... More 

Thank LoveourHolidays_10
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a "must visit" place for great and historical jazz. Pay extra for the seats - it's worth it. Plus you can bring in your hurricanes from Pat O'Briens - right next door!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We waited in line 2 different nights to see 2 different but equally as entertaining and talented musicians. It was authentic, a small dingy hole in the wall club. It seats about 100-150 and that's on the floor and standing. The women who operated the lines and ticket sales at the doors were kind of snotty and very abrupt with... More 

Thank busymom01
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I looked up "best jazz in new orleans", Preservation Hall nearly always comes out on top. Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to preserve New Orleans jazz, and I think they've done really well at that. I would recommend lining up about an hour before the door opens in order to get seats. The place itself is quite small;... More 

Thank Indira P
Pittsburgh, PA
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth the money for our "Big Shot" tickets. These musicians were really awesome! After the first number I totally forgot just how hard those bench seats were and how annoying that big post was that partially obstructed my view. If I were younger, I'd opt to get there really early, be first in line, pay for general admission, and... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had several people tell me about jazz at preservation hall, and they were all right. The players were amazing, and they made it super fun for the entire audience, especially the trombone player, who was both amazing and hilarious! There aren't a whole lot of actual seats available, so get there early if you don't want to stand or... More 

Thank Sarah G
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The most phenomenal night of music! So good we did two shows back to back! Definitely a must! Great price and just allow time to line up

Thank EmWilson18
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We reserved a seat ( paid ) using their website so we did not have to wait in line at the door; it's first come first serve, no charge. Just tell the hostess you're there and she will give you a ticket. Tiny bare bones venue, no air conditioning to speak of. Pat O'Briens is right next door. We had... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the first show of the day and half the musicians arrived late 10-15 minutes. It still ended on time so what should have been a 45 minute show was 30-35. Very crowded and half of us had to sit cross-legged on the floor. My wife couldn't do it but someone swapped with her. We got there about 40... More 

Thank onyxsage
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Regular showtimes are 6, 7, 8, 9 with more traditional jazz with two earlier shows. We showed up the night before and lady at the door was very helpful and friendly. We did not purchase advance "Big Shot" tickets and had no problem getting a seat on the bench behind the Big Shots. Enjoyed a hurricane next door at Pat... More 

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