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The Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
+1 504-568-6993
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The Old U.S. Mint is the only mint that produced American and Confederate coinage. The mint was built in 1835 and ceased in 1909. The Old U.S. Mint is currently the location of the Louisiana Historical Center, The New Orleans Jazz Club Collections of the Louisiana State Museum, and the new performing arts center. Visit to explore the history of minting, jazz, and free music performances!
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400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
French Quarter
+1 504-568-6993
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is another museum that is great to go to especially that it is free. There is nothing amazing here but there are definitely cool pieces of "technology" there such as a millionaires calculator. Definitely worth a visit. There was also a small jazz exhibit...More

Thank tracyrocks
Reviewed 3 days ago

The mint is pretty run down due to it's age. Not really much to see there but you can read about a lot of its history in the main lobby.

Thank Kentoos
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Old US Mint has artifacts and exhibits from the Mint on the first floor with jazz and art exhibits on the second floor. I didn't really feel particularly interested with any of the displays or exhibits. Everything is a pretty standard display case with...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 6 days ago

This mint is free! The two gentlemen were so nice when we walked in soaked from the rain. Told us how the museum is organized and said enjoy. The info and displays in the mint are really interesting. Must see.

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small little mint, takes about 15 minutes to see everything, but very informative and they have some cool coins/artifacts.

Thank shastagwen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick look and found the music museum upstairs which was a bonus. Very interesting and easy to get round - well worth a visit.

Thank CWAJW15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old building with many interesting items inside. Lots of items on display with good explanation of them, well maintained. Upstairs they at time times have live music. Jazz exhibits also upstairs with Louis Armstrong. This is worth the visit.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across this free museum and what a gem! Very interesting. The Jazz museum is in the same building and well worth a visit.

Thank 259cheryle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old U.S. mint building, though rather small, does a phenomenal job of keeping many pieces of the original equipment on site for museum purposes. They also do a wonderful job of explaining the process of minting the coins, all in the very room in...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is located in the French Quarter and is free. There isn't much to it but it was cool in there, when it was really warm outside. If you are looking for a a simulating musuem with a lot of items on display, you...More

Thank Kathy D
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What time are the concerts? Concerts free? Admission to museum is how much?
4 March 2017|
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Response from irishboy4 | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free. Do not think there are any concerts.