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The Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
+1 504-568-6993
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The Old U.S. Mint is the only mint that produced American and Confederate coinage. The mint was built in 1835 and ceased in 1909. The Old U.S. Mint is currently the location of the Louisiana Historical Center, The New Orleans Jazz Club Collections of the Louisiana State Museum, and the new performing arts center. Visit to explore the history of minting, jazz, and free music performances!
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400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
French Quarter
+1 504-568-6993
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Reviewed yesterday

It was fun to step back in time and enter into the world of the old mint. It was just like I imagined a old mint would look like. They have done a great job at converting the top floors into museums. We visited the...More

Thank Casey P
Reviewed 6 days ago

I found out the Old US mint also housed the jazz museum so it was a must see on our list. This museum is free! There is no coffee shop but there are plenty nearby. The amount of exhibits was not large but the history...More

Thank sasScotland_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a rainy day with Tropical Storm Cindy and an indoor activity sounded good. This was perfect. It's a really cool building with lots of photos and equipment to view. There are a bunch of antique balances, which I love since I teach Chemistry....More

Thank LHS329
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free! The AC was a welcomed luxury! Self guided tour with a courteous greeter. Small gift shop, ironically no coins for sale. 2nd floor had free art exhibits, and 3rd floor offered a free jazz concert.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited the US Mint Museum during a previous stay in NOLA, did not realize what great treat awaits you upstairs. The small Jazz Museum is a must to see for musicians, music lovers, and history buffs. Activate your imagination as you stop at...More

Thank Fahrvergnuegte
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is interesting housing a collection from the old Mint as well as a Jazz Museum. Definitely a good stop.

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is right at the end of the street car line. A small place but worth the trip just to see Louis Armstrong's cornet! Free so well worth dropping in.

Thank KokoLB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another museum that is great to go to especially that it is free. There is nothing amazing here but there are definitely cool pieces of "technology" there such as a millionaires calculator. Definitely worth a visit. There was also a small jazz exhibit...More

Thank tracyrocks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mint is pretty run down due to it's age. Not really much to see there but you can read about a lot of its history in the main lobby.

Thank Kentoos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old US Mint has artifacts and exhibits from the Mint on the first floor with jazz and art exhibits on the second floor. I didn't really feel particularly interested with any of the displays or exhibits. Everything is a pretty standard display case with...More

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3 March 2017|
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Response from irishboy4 | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free. Do not think there are any concerts.