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Preservation Hall

Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 19:00, 20:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 19:00, 20:00 - 23:00
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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...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 19:00, 20:00 - 23:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in New Orleans
726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
+1 504-522-2841
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All reviews big shot standing room reserved seats front row sit on the floor wooden benches second row vip tickets minute set traditional new orleans jazz limited seating no air conditioning general admission great music talented musicians real jazz dixieland jazz
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Reviewed yesterday

Saw the performance twice in 4 days. The first was as a presentation for a conference. In addition to music, learned about the heritage of the music. The second time, arranged for second row seats. Came in with a new appreciation for the art. Powerful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deleslie1956
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent an enjoyable hour there. Lined up in the cold about 20 minutes before opening. Were about to sit on the floor at the front when a staff person offered to bring us folding chairs to sit in the doorway beside the band. Very nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robertgB4341RI
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An absolute must when in New Orleans. A tiny place but full of atmosphere and history and amazing jazz players. Best to book if you want a seat.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deppagent
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We waited in the walk up line for less than 15 minutes to get in. Early Wednesday evening was not crowded at all. We were able to get into the 8pm (I think) show no problem. My husband and I were standing in the back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaydani2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This historical landmark is all it’s cracked up to be and much more! The detailed information and the architecture is fantastic!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lewisteach
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We paid $100 for front row seats. We sat on a wood bench for a 40 minute show. There were others seated in front of us in a dirty dingy cold room. The short show was good but no better than average. If this is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank David S
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to experience New Orleans, this is the place to go. They play traditional, authentic Dixieland jazz here. It's definitely not a glitzy place - quite the opposite. But, it is a truly American experience. This is the soul of New Orleans. A...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hiker01Cypress_CA
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm happy we were here during a slower week in NO. Still barely got in and stood in the back for the performance. Not much room ( maybe 40 tops). Each showing is only an hour, then you're out. Don't even think of taking photos...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank superflydisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

$20 for a cramped 45 minutes of old standards-Jingle Bells and Hello Dolly. There are better places to hear music than this.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank arttea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to rediscover the New Orleans jazz. I would have been nice to have some documents/books about that music available or at least a suggested reading list

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hashemsherif
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Erica C
26 August 2018|
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Response from MnJH5 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is always busy. There are a few benches to sit on, no backs, just flat benches, and cushions on the floor in front. Our grandson sat on them and adults, others stand in the back. It wasn't completely crowded... More
21 August 2018|
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Response from limerickbee | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. No info on buying tix online but it was easy to buy at the door if you come early. We were told to come about 30 min. before the show & it was no problem. Just a bit of a warm wait in line but no different than any... More
8 April 2018|
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Response from denarn1 | Reviewed this property |
my opinion is no. you will hear better music out in the fest and not pay $20 a person to cram into a little room. I've been to FQ fest, too.