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New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park

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Address: 916 N Peters St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3338
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a must for music lovers

This is a must for music lovers of any type. See where the american music style started. Rock, rap or many other types of music owe their history to jazz.

Reviewed 6 April 2017
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Site is on the second floor of the old mint building. A few rooms with displays, mostly of prominent jazz musicians. Took a couple minutes to walk through. Frankly, I enjoyed the mint related artifacts a lot more.As far as National Parks go, this was disappointing.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a must for music lovers of any type. See where the american music style started. Rock, rap or many other types of music owe their history to jazz.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I LOVE that this National Historic Park is not only conserving important artefacts of Jazz, but is also showcasing living, evolving examples of this art form. There are live performances each day with opportunities to ask questions and interact with the performers. MUST see if you are looking for an authentic musical experience in New Orleans.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

While the Armstrong Park that the National Historic Park is located within is pretty, it was a huge disappointment that the NFL site was inaccessible and the offsides visitors Center wasn't staffed by a Parks Ranger who is knowledgeable. If you're already there, it's a nice park to hang out in (provided you can look past the incredible amount of... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Unlike more conventional national parks, the Jazz Heritage Park doesn't have distinct boundaries. If you've ever been in the French Quarter, you've visited this jewel of the Park System! Of course, the park does have its visitor center and museum, which are also great to visit. You can learn academically about jazz in the museum, and then hit the streets... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Jazz National Historic Park is easily overlooked, but well worth the experience. The museum is currently in the old U.S. Mint (and that's a separate self-tour). Although the museum isn't huge, it has some interesting displays, especially to room dedicated to Louis Armstrong. And Fats Domino's white piano was salvaged after Karina and is displayed. But the best two... More 

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Brussels, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Imagine world-class jazz. Live. Every day. For free. That's what you'll find here. This might just be my favorite place in NOLA, and that's saying a lot. The afternoon concerts are incredible - world-class performers, who educate as well as perform. I've learned a ton from the concerts and commentary. The venue is small(ish) and intimate. Most of the performers... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

In the old Mint, at the end of the French Market and beginning of Frenchmen St, old mint is a short walk from the French market. Spend 30-45 minutes for free mint museum. Easy parking on street in front; $6 for two hours. On the third floor Tue -Sat 12p and at 2p FREE 1 hour Jazz concert. The doors... More 

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

This National Historical Park curates the history and current movements of jazz. Don't miss the ranger performances in the 3rd floor of the US Mint building (where they are located while the original site undergoes renovation).

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

A good break from walking around the French Quarter. The Historic "Park" is currently two floors in the old mint building. Whole family enjoyed the concert. I would recommend.

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