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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.
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 7:00 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

I agree with other reviewers- buy tickets in advance! I had no idea how this worked, but I bought on line and was so happy. Ticket holders get in and get seats, people in line may or may not get in and most of them...More

Thank dorothyinchina
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is fun and friendly, and the music is good too. (not recommended for too young or impatient children)

Thank dan_pub1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing talent, up close and personal. The real New Orleans sound. Clarinetist was 5th generation New Orleans Jazz Musician and he could make that clarinet sing. Everyone was fabulous! Will return some day when back in New Orleans!

Thank NSBeep
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must do for any traveler when in town. If you are a music lover then this is a no brainer. This needs to be a top priority!!

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 5 days ago

It may not look like much on the outside, but New Orleans' rich music history is on full display inside Preservation Hall. We had the distinct pleasure of seeing a show at Preservation Hall for the second time on a recent trip to New Orleans...More

Thank dknight818
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I first visited this place in 1983 & it hasn’t changed one bit in all those years! That’s a good thing coz Jazz today has become a fusion of a lot of genres of music. However if u want to experience classics traditional jazz in...More

Thank Deep1122
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m sure you’ve heard enough about this place so I’ll just say it’s a must. Sit close and join in the singing if you know the words.

Thank Shai D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepare to stand in line for an hour or two if you don't make the earliest show. A MUST experience for the full NO flavor. Show is only 45 minutes and has limited seating. SOuvenir CD's are available.

Thank Catdad3x
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent jazz experience in New Orleans. Off the beaten path (i.e. not in the Bourbon Street swamp) . We were here in December so they worked some holiday tunes into their 45 minute set. We will go back on every visit to NOLA. Note...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a hole in the wall, and it was $20 cash to get in. There are bench seats that only hold maybe 50 people and another forty or so stand jammed in the area behind. The show was actually less than an hour. But the...More

Thank Geofs0807
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
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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
7 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