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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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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 yesterday via mobile

Here is the real deal if you are looking for some true New Orleans jazz . Go early to for a good spot , at least 30 - 40 min . You can bring a drink in as well . Be aware there is no...More

1  Thank Carly S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I pre-purchased tickets for the hour or-so performance at Preservation Hall so as not to miss out during our week long trip to NOLA - worth every extra penny rather than standing in line. The small hall is very atmospheric and the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With little knowledge of jazz music, my family and I enjoying the 6pm session. For the first come, first in arrangement, we arrived at 530 to queue in front of the hall and like most, had a few beers while waiting watching the NOLA street...More

1  Thank JamieJustine
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in New Orleans, this is a must to see. So much Jazz History happened here. We enjoyed it and the music is great.

1  Thank Bruce428
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very very talented 6-piece band played some great jazz for us the night we went. We were mesmerized for about an hour before the show ended. Before the show, we waited outside and enjoyed drinks from the bar across the street, which we were...More

1  Thank Jairo L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had seats front row and wow was it a great experience. The musicians were amazing and kept the crowd entertained. A few of them were engaging and draw you into the music. Make sure you bring water into the venue. The 45 minutes just...More

1  Thank Shantha1939
Reviewed 4 days ago

Over and over and over again, I will relieve this hour of my life in my mind. It was like going back in time. One of my favorite movies in Swing Kids, and being in Preservation Hall, made me feel like I was in the...More

1  Thank arizona_8
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am a fan of music and particularly of blues, and I loved visiting Preservation Hall. It is a legendary, small, authentic venue for listening to true jazz and blues. It is up close, personal and historic. Intimate with terrific views of the performers. If...More

2  Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 5 days ago

Quaint little hall; live jazz band. Loved it! We did have to line up for about 1/2 hour to ensure that we would be able to get in. The Jazz band was terrific! Highly recommend!

1  Thank busymom64
Reviewed 6 days ago

Small place to listen to good music. Be sure to get there early to get a good seat. Also be aware they do not have beverage service or a bathroom. You can bring beverages in with you.

1  Thank Chris2734
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