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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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Cheap clean and safe. Fun way to site see in New Orleans. Plenty of great stops along the way. Really close to some fun taverns and resturants.

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Mokena, Illinois
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Cheap clean and safe. Fun way to site see in New Orleans. Plenty of great stops along the way. Really close to some fun taverns and resturants.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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We didn't want to pay the double the price for reserved seating, so turned up about an hour before the next show, and were first in the queue. The music was amazing, and the atmosphere was authentic. For the cover charge, the band don't really play for very long, and then they expect requests with tips. You're allowed to bring... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you think of jazz and New Orleans, Preservation Hall is one of the top 3 places that is mentioned for music. Tickets are not cheap. You can get seats which are basically on a bench, or standing room only in the back. If you are short, and like to see, don't do standing room. If you are there just... More 

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Barueri, SP
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You will be taken to the past, to a time in which music was both entertainment, art and motive of people's reunion

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked by there and I did not hear jazz at all! I hope this icon is not going away like everything else there that was good and traditional in the quarters!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small intimate club show for an hour with great musical artists. About 70 people max and they take requests for$5. Cover of $15 pp, and a unique experience.

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Cuba, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What can I say..one of my favorite places! If you like music visit Preservation Hall. It will surprise you! Don't forget to get a t-shirt!

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Avon, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The music is great, but only about 40 minutes per show. You have to wait in line outside, get herded in and stand to watch the show. No food or beverage service. It's great to support this type of place, but it's not going to fill you music needs for an everning.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Music and atmosphere were awesome. The quality of the Jazz was at the highest levels. We enjoyed it very much. A note for the spoiled people like us: Buy the tickets online for first line seating. It is true that the price is more than doubled vs. standing in line and maybe getting in the last moment but for us... More 

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to see the Jazz Masters at 6 pm this past Monday, and it was such a beautiful experience. It's first come first serve for standing room in the back, and you can also reserve a seat for more money. What I'd recommend is getting in line early and snagging one of the floor cushions in front if you... More 

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