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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
Phone Number:
+1 504-522-2841
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12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
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
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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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A religious jazz experience

We were nearby when the box office opened for the day and decided to stop in to reserve tickets. The few reserved seats sell out well in advance, but we were advised to get in... read more

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were nearby when the box office opened for the day and decided to stop in to reserve tickets. The few reserved seats sell out well in advance, but we were advised to get in line for the early or late show @45 minutes before doors open and we would likely get in. We arrived 45 minutes before the 6... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great acoustics, great music, unique venue. Great value too. Shows are long enough to enjoy a taste of NO style jazz, and short enough to fit in even during a quick visit. A must do for all, especially jazz fans!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Preservation Hall is one of the few places in this part of the quarter that you're going to get a real music experience. Otherwise, you're headed to Frenchmen Street or other parts of the city. You're going to wait in line (that is a given) and you're going to get either a hard seat on wood bench towards the front... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seedy atmosphere, like someone's garage. You don't have a backrest, that is even if you have a seated reservation. But that all goes away when you see the first class entertainment. BYO drinks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband have been going to New Orleans for jazz fest a few years running, and preservation hall is a must see every visit. The atmosphere is amazing. You have world class musicians feet away from you and you never know who's going to show up. It is a perfect intimate venue. One year we were there, Bruce Springsteen and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though we are not big music lovers, this music will make anyone smile! Great showmanship as well! I highly recommend the advance purchase tickets, if you can afford them. Even some 30 year olds were uncomfortable on the floor cushions. Also, the musicians are very close to the audience so if you are sensitive to loud music, you should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We so enjoyed Steve and his small jazz band! It was such a cold day and we huddled together and tapped our feet to the sweet sax and clarinet and piano! So nice!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I painted a picture of Louis Armstrong and Billy Holliday performing together after I visited this place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Kodak moment when in the French Quarter but otherwise closed until evenings and then must purchase tickets for one of the shows; which we would have, but got to see the band perform at a conference we were attending.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Highlight of our first trip to New Orleans. Its worth getting the Big Shot tickets in advance just to make sure you can catch a show. My husband and I were totally enamored with the intimate feel of the venue, the music and the Preservation Hall All Stars. Supreme musicianship. Shows are 45 min- perfect way to cap off or... More 

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