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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
+1 504-522-2841
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We bought our tickets online which was great when we were seated in the front on benches. They allowed photos only before and after the performance which I though was brilliant. It can be hot I once inside but the time goes by so quickly...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 2 days ago

New Orleans is about jazz, and this is it. Unless you can get a ticket by phone or online, arrive for the show about 50 min. early to get in line. I'd get a cocktail or drink to enjoy while waiting, as there is no...More

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must visit this place if you are a jazz affecinado and are in New Orleans.Its USD 20 for a 45 minutes programme.Few tickets are sold on line rest on site.Better be there at least 30 minutes before programme time (normally 5,6,8,9 PM daily) to be...More

Thank pkroychoudhury
Reviewed 2 days ago

Preservation Hall takes you back in time - old building, small room, acoustic jazz set, no microphones or amps, really intimate setting. There is no AC and it is mostly standing room only, so bring a water and be wary of the heat.

Thank ThriftyTree
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Experience live New Orleans Jazz at Preservation Hall. They only let so many in for each performance so get their early to get in line. It is cash only. And you cannot film or take pictures. It’s worth the wait. BYOB.

Thank Sharron N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the 6:00 pm show- got on line about 5:30 - no problem getting in- sat on cushions in front - great way to hang out and listen! Definitely worth the visit!

Thank Liz W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is historical & offers great jazz music. You feel like you have stepped back in time. Excellent shows! Highly recommend

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth queueing for but beware there is very limited seating so will not be suitable to all who can't stand for the duration of the set. Well worth the $20 entrance.

Thank SuzyandPatti
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was one of the places I really wanted to go during my visit and it did not disappoint. The music was AMAZING and the band leader was hilarious. Great time!

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hot, crowded, no drinks and no bathrooms but definitely worth a visit! Take a drink in with you and be prepared for a great set lasting about 45 minutes. Everyone left smiling.

Thank goginger
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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9 October 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
Erin D
24 June 2017|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
It is summer and high season. Preservation Hall is a must see if you are New Orleans. To guarantee getting in at the time you want, I would get a VIP ticket. The Hall fills up quickly since there is limited seating and... More
8 May 2017|
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Response from Dave H | Reviewed this property |
They only have reservations for about 16 seats. The rest are first come first serve so people wait sometimes for 2 hours to get in. If you have reservations, go to the front of the line and speak to the greeter. They will... More