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Preservation Hall

726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
+1 504-522-2841
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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 today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street, the Preservation Hall venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year featuring ensembles from a current collective of 100+ local master practitioners. On any given night, audiences bear joyful witness to the evolution of this venerable and living tradition.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sit on the floor” (132 reviews)
“big shot” (202 reviews)
“standing room” (222 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
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+1 504-522-2841
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"sit on the floor"
in 132 reviews
"big shot"
in 202 reviews
"standing room"
in 222 reviews
"reserved seats"
in 136 reviews
"front row"
in 138 reviews
"wooden benches"
in 79 reviews
"second row"
in 66 reviews
"vip tickets"
in 58 reviews
"minute set"
in 56 reviews
"traditional new orleans jazz"
in 53 reviews
"limited seating"
in 89 reviews
"no air conditioning"
in 69 reviews
"great music"
in 273 reviews
"general admission"
in 56 reviews
"talented musicians"
in 70 reviews
"dixieland jazz"
in 51 reviews
"real jazz"
in 73 reviews
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Reviewed today

One of my most favourite experiences while in NOLA, I lined up early for the 5pm session getting there about 20 mins early and had no problem getting in. There were a few people in line so I would recommend going early. The music was...More

Thank Kylie H
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Reviewed yesterday

This is why you come to NOLA. Acting on another great tip from our tour guide, we waited in a long, hot line to get into the early show at Preservation Hall. Well worth the wait! But beware, cash only, no rest rooms, no A/C,...More

1  Thank limerickbee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t come to Nola without paying a visit to this institution. The jazz and personalities are outstanding.

Thank TikiTex
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had been telling my daughter that she HAD to go with me to hear them, and I'm happy to say that she left happy as well. The band was great, and we were able to get in pretty quickly. I was prepared to have...More

Thank katr0713
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Traveling with a teenager the options for live music are limited. Our hotel recommended Preservation Hall. It was perfect. You do need to get in line early before the show you plan on attending as they do sell out. Bring cash as they do not...More

Thank boonesp
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We weren’t sure about sticking around as we still in the oppressive heat and humidity this area is known for. Propped up with big bottles of ice water and our fans and the hope of a great experience we waited. The two ten and one...More

1  Thank Marce L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Place was well worth lining up for . Your feet wont stop tapping with this live Jazz performance . Be warned there is limited seating . Unless you reserve your seat. Not sure what the extra cost is for a reservation .And it is...More

1  Thank Gail T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We last visited New Orleans seven years ago and had a great time listening to jazz at Preservation Hall. We went last week and it was not the same. Our choices were to stand, sit on cushions in front of the band or sit on...More

1  Thank Genny77
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first trip to NOLA. We travelled as a family (52, 51 and 18). We had searched for venues admitting under 21s and this came up. We queued for 30 mins for the 6 pm show on a Wednesday - easily enough time....More

1  Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lined up for 2 hours, had beers in the line and got chatting to others in the line up. If you need to find a bathroom the pub allows you to use their facilities. When we got in it was packed and dark but amazing....More

1  Thank CultOfOne
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gesilu43
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.
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sharonscott1224
4 March 2018|
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Response from leliamander | Reviewed this property |
Standing is okay, if you want to keep it spontaneous rather than book ahead. The set isn't long and it's a fun, festive atmosphere. If you're at the end of the line and can't get in, you can walk around and come back for the... More
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Jennj72
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Response from Jonathan S | Reviewed this property |
The building is old and I doubt is fully ADA compliant, but accessing with a scooter won't be a problem. When we visited, there were several individuals in wheelchairs. Some sat in the front just off the stage, others sat... More
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