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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number:
+1 504-522-2841
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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
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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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One of the best experiences of my life

If you are in New Orleans you CAN'T MISS Preservation Hall. You have to wait in line about an hour before the show to make sure you will get in. The place is small so not many... read more

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in New Orleans you CAN'T MISS Preservation Hall. You have to wait in line about an hour before the show to make sure you will get in. The place is small so not many people can get in each time. Depending on how early you arrived to the line you will get to sit on the floor,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Entering Preaervation Hall is like stepping back in time 100 years. A small, intimate venue where you will be witness to the best live jazz imaginable. Undoubtedly the highlight of our visit to New Orleans. I recommend purchasing tickets prior to the show to ensure seating and admission.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This location has a variety of well known local jazz musicians playing mostly standards. They are fairly good, but the reason to attend this locale is to preserve the history of jazz and the Preservation Hall, New Orleans. You can stand in line about 45 minutes before the show and get in for $20 a person. The venue is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best jazz music I've ever heard. I highly recommend stopping by. Full of history and the atmosphere is awesome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a bit of museum, but a living one; it's not like it's been here for a hundred years. It exists to preserve the tradition and it's well worth checking out. At least once buy an advance ticket and get right in the thick of it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Raw and rustic, historic and just bloody amazing. We were fortunate enough to spend an evening at Preservation Hall. An awesome privilege that we will treasure for ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this venue. They actually make the clarinet talk. It's the perfect length of time. If you budget allows, spring for the seats and enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is old, and so are the best musicians on the planet who play here. Get RESERVATIONS, and some seating is on the floor. The bands will play your favorites and if they don't, for a small donation they WILL. The musicians make this old place an absolute must. Its off the main street, and lines can be very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This venue transports you back in time. Thanks Pres Hall, but mostly, thanks for the work you do with the school kids! You're awesome!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for an 8 o'clock show. It is a tiny venue, few seats but mostly standing room. This is an azing place, like stepping back in time. The musicians were amazing, The Preservation Hall All Stars share their love of jazz and the crowd loved it. No food, no drink just jazz.

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