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New Orleans Jazz Museum

400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
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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.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
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400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
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+1 504-568-6993
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Reviewed yesterday

The Jazz Museum in the US Mint was a pleasant surprise, with informative exhibits about select jazz musicians. Worth a brief visit.

Thank Candy D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

exhibit of Mardi Gras Indian costumes especially notable. I don't know whether it's on permanent display.

Thank susan7179
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is either a very weak New Orleans Jazz museum, or a mediocre museum of the building's history as a US mint. It should really focus on one or the other and go for it, as either is worthy of further development. That said, the...More

Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility is two small museums in one. The mint museum, on the bottom floor, has 19th century equipment on display from when the building served as the regional coin maker. The Millionaire, an 1895 calculator, makes up in moving parts what it lacks in...More

Thank weffie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a time crunch and not really interested in jazz but really wanted to see the mint. We found out the two are commingled so you it is basically the mint museum on the first floor and the rest is the jazz museum,...More

Thank hlawlor24
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first Museum I went to in New Orleans, i loved the Statue right out side the building the art work was amazing the little boy sitting on the snail captured my attention and made me want to inside. The Old U.S mint...More

1  Thank Lloyd M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday because it was 500 feet from where we ate breakfast. The building itself its really nice. When we walked in the people at the front were really nice however, it was really awkward. We had to ask her about the...More

2  Thank cxm8005
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old U.S. mint with displays of Confederate and Union coinage, but the best reason to visit is that the building houses the New Orleans Jazz Museum with musical instruments played by top musicians such as Louis Armstrong and Pete Fountain. The museum is administered by...More

Thank Rydellbob
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is now a jazz venue. No longer is there a tour of coins made there at its highlight. Still a great looking structure.

Thank Rbward
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

It takes about 20 to 40 minutes to see. A must for people who like history or coins. The building also has part of the jazz museum. Almost important after walking in the French quarter is the clean bathrooms.

Thank cdhcch
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janicetucson
4 March 2017|
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Response from irishboy4 | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free. Do not think there are any concerts.
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