New Orleans Jazz Museum
New Orleans Jazz Museum
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Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates jazz in the city where it was born. Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, reaserch facilities, and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous is explored in all its forms. Housed in the historic Old U.S. Mint, strategically located at the intersection of the French Quarter and the Frenchmen Street live music corridor, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is in the heart of the city’s music scene. Through partnerships with local, national, and international educational institutions, the New Orleans Jazz Museum promotes the global understanding of jazz as one of the most innovative, historically pivotal musical art forms in world history.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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  • Richard L
    Carmel, California26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lifetime of Jazz History in one morning
    The two documentaries that looped on screens were worth the price of admission… one on Louis Prima, and the other on the history of jazz drumming. The Prima documentary was certainly one of the BEST documentaries on Jazz that I have ever seen … captured the music, the times, the man, the drama, and the HISTORY, starting with his poor Italian Immigrant family in New Orleans, to the Jazz revolution in New York in the 1930’s, to Las Vegas, live TV and immortality. The Museum displays of his clothes, music sheets, posters, family photos and histories, etc. was as well done as any music museum display I have seen. The drumming display was also well done, with the instruments and video which had legendary drummers informing about the styles of other legendary drummers. A lifetime of musical knowledge in one morning !! I am still humming the classic New Orleans Jazz tune, “Iko, Iko All Day”
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Shannon L
    Kentucky26 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the Jazz Concerts!
    Check their calendar of events and go there for the free Jazz concerts! There is a concert most days of the week. We were disappointed in the Museum itself. We expected more....way more. However, the Jazz concert more than made up for the museum's cost of admission!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • 𝕮𝖆𝖒
    Paris, France580 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For the Jazz culture!
    The place you need to visit for the Jazz culture and history. The fee is 8 USD. You can enjoy a live music show at 2pm on the 2nd floor. The 1st floor has a music and souvenirs store with pretty original posters (from 15 to 35 USD)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
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SouthernBred59
Greensboro, North Carolina224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Interesting history of jazz. A bit disappointed in the amount of exhibits- it was mostly pictures and reading. The interactive interviews were interesting. Worth a visit if you like jazz.
Written 7 April 2024
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,620 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I expected "something " here. But it was mostly pictures, occasional paraphernalia, but not much.
We both like jazz but walked through this museum in 15 minutes.
They do have occasional performances but we didn't know. E.g. 2-3 jazz concert.
Written 15 March 2024
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Angela C
34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This museum was a disappointment. There is hardly any Jazz. The mint exhibit was the better part of the trip (the building used to be a mint). If you like Fats Domino - this is the place for you. But other than that - you are done.
Written 2 March 2024
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JWilcoxRN
Lee's Summit, MO118 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Tiny museum with not much to see.
First floor room with artifacts from the old US mint that houses the Jazz museum.
Second floor primarily has a room about Fats Domino and another about drums. Not really about big band jazz I was hoping for.
Written 7 January 2024
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F00lishTraveler
Savannah, GA284 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Our visit was rather disappointing, honestly. The first floor is the history of the mint that used to occupy the building - OK, interesting in itself. Then the music museum is on the 2nd floor. There were three primary exhibits - on Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew (sort of jazz-adjacent but really early rock 'n' roll), a photography exhibit on the ChazFest, which was the ALTERNATIVE to the JazzFest until 2015, and an exhibit on jazz drummers - OK, finally some jazz history, but only a little. And there is one room at the entrance about King Oliver and how he mentored Louis Armstrong. A NOLA jazz museum with barely anything about Satchmo? Really? And where are the Marsalis brothers and Jon Batiste?
Written 20 December 2023
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Amanda H
Canberra, Australia44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Sounded excellent but exhibits were old, several interactive ones were not working and the ones that were open (2/4 were closed) seemed old and dated
Written 26 November 2023
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Tamisha Evans
Raleigh, NC5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It was ok, I wish they were more jazz display. Downstairs has information regarding the mint. Nevertheless, it was a good experience.
Written 10 October 2023
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Diana
Ocean Springs, MS3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I could spend hours at this museum. There are interactive displays and two stories of fabulous New Orleans jazz history and art displays. I will definitely be visiting again
Written 10 October 2023
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𝕮𝖆𝖒
Paris, France580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The place you need to visit for the Jazz culture and history.
The fee is 8 USD.
You can enjoy a live music show at 2pm on the 2nd floor.
The 1st floor has a music and souvenirs store with pretty original posters (from 15 to 35 USD)
Written 26 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shannon L
Kentucky26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Check their calendar of events and go there for the free Jazz concerts! There is a concert most days of the week. We were disappointed in the Museum itself. We expected more....way more. However, the Jazz concert more than made up for the museum's cost of admission!
Written 11 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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