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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 23:00
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 2 days ago

Going to see these musicians is an experience and well worth standing in line for the 30 minutes to get in. Be aware no air conditioning in the Hall but you can bring in your drink. These men play jazz like it used to be...More

Thank LauraS1118
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took 3 teens here who are not into jazz, but wow was it a great experience. We saw the Preservation Hall All Stars. It's a 45 minute show which was perfect. We all loved the performance, these guys are the real deal. It was an...More

Thank nateemma
Reviewed 3 days ago

Preservation Hall is a must for tourists visiting New Orleans. It would have been great if the performance was longer.

Thank 686carrianneh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Where else can you see and hear real jazzvand those who created a special venue for us to enjoy jaz at it's best. Do Not Miss It!!

Thank KathyZanoff
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The music was was incredible! The venue is very tiny, so get there early to wait in line. Reserved seats can be purchased but it's a lot more to sit one row in front of the regular price admission. There are not a lot of...More

Thank megturley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to see some great music in the French Quarter of you are traveling with children

Thank Jenandbeans
Reviewed 1 week ago

Number one...unless you plan to purchase ""Big Shot" tickets ahead ( which are over two times the cost of general admission, arrive early to get in line for a spot. We were with our 13 year old daughter and while my family thought I was...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our expectations were very high. But the show at private Preservation Hall completely and totally exceeded our expectations. While the venue is very hot with no air conditioning we would come back again in a heartbeat. What a great show for all ages. Our new...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What's not to like about experiencing the true New Orleans jazz of six individuals coming together as one group? It was a life-long dream of mine to come here. I've been to music venues all over the world and I've seen every kind of music....More

1  Thank OuttaIllinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose the 8 pm performance at the Preservation Hall to go with my kids. My youngest is a 10 year old boy. Although both play instruments, and like music, both prefer pop and rock. They were blowned away. The 1 your of life music...More

Thank Arie-Mordejai
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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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
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
20 April 2017|
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Response from pherbert217 | Reviewed this property |
The seats inside are long benches. They are available when you are able to book a ticket. Our night was sold out seating so we had to stand. There are ushers that guide people to the seating so perhaps with a ticket you... More