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New Orleans Jazz Museum: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
French Quarter
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is tiny and does not even try to cover the history of jazz. It is a shame that the city that claims to be the birthplace of Jazz can't do better than this sad place.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pat B
Reviewed 1 week ago

New orleans is the home of Jazz so it is fitting that Jazz has a home in New Orleans. The exhibits are set out over a couple of floors of the old US Mint building, but maybe something as legendary as this needs more space....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank H3428FPstevem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a place to visit while in New Orleans. The exhibits were great. The museum had so much information, photos, events with music, and exhibits of old and new. It was exciting to me as I learned more than I thought I would....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JerseyDi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the exhibits but really liked the free event (Friday 2 pm at present - there may be others). Great music from some of the old time musicians.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jimbob51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see Fats Domino's white grand piano - renovated after Katrina but will never be played again; kind of apt somehow. The Louis Prima exhibition was good, as was that for Professor Longhair. Nice to see Louis Armstrong's first horn!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice Museum combination of the New Orleans Mint downstairs and the Jazz Museum upstairs there’s lots to see, My highlight was seeing Louis Armstrong’s Trumpet, but for jazz and Musicians alike there is a lot of stuff in here not to be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank annemacmillan
Reviewed 10 September 2019

We were in the area and needed to cool off, so we went in to check this out. I didn't realize that this was also the US Mint up until, I believe 1906. All of the human powered machines and stamps. I bunch of pristine...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ChuckBoca
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

Beyond our expectations!! One of the most influential interesting museums we have ever visited. The best four hours we have spent gazing at such amazing history of jazz. One of the must see venues in New Orleans.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rosario A
Reviewed 31 August 2019

This is a great experience for jazz lovers. See first Louis Armstrongs' cornet, Professor Longhorn's records and piano, Pete Fountain's clarinet and other jazz memorabilia. It could hold more artefacts, but it is definitely worth coming for all the items which are on display.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TadekZo
Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed this taster of various musicians. As a musician I know that there are more than was on display, but how do you make such a difficult choice. My husband is indifferent to music but the free hour long concert of a selection of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Dreamer37067849874
29 June 2019|
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Response from Lisa K | Reviewed this property |
We walked and then took an Uber back to the hotel. Might have been a very small lot or on street parking. Not an easy place with a car.
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27 April 2019|
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Response from Rick E | Reviewed this property |
Just go to nojazzmuseum website for concert series times. Prices vary.
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XenonNewton
24 February 2019|
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Response from Travel-BWP | Reviewed this property |
Yes, They have elevators in the Museum.
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