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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
Phone Number: +1 504-522-2841
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12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of...

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.

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Great place and great music!

We went here on a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed! What a great place! I am not even a very big jazz fan, but you can't help being enthralled by these... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed! What a great place! I am not even a very big jazz fan, but you can't help being enthralled by these wonderful performers. It's a very small place, like 60 people or so and there is no picture taking allowed during the performance, so you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Why would you go to New Orleans and not come here? Only if you didn't want a piece of the town to take home - and you will take some home if you go - in your soul. Try to go every visit.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Preservation Hall plays New Orleans jazz better than almost anyplace else. The musicians have played in many countries around the world. This little "hole in the wall" is for jazz and that is about it...no drinks, no food, not even sure if there is a restroom, and the seating is on wooden benches or sometimes the floor. Nothing fancy here... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Music was excellent and is one session of 45-minutes. There is no intermission. However, the place has no bathrooms, no air-conditioning, no actual fans so it does get very hot and stuffy. There are however 2 ceiling fans on slow.... Drinks can be purchased at surrounding businesses and brought in. There are 2 lines in front of the venue, one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We purchased front row tickets and are so glad we did! The house band really rocked - and the guest performer was a classic. He was a bit hard to hear, so if we weren't in the front row we might not have been able to hear him. The hall is tiny - if you don't buy tickets for the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Still a fun venue, with very talented musicians. Great music, but too many solos. If you have reserved seats, no need to get there early at all, they don't start seating until "show time".

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The playing is great but $40 to $50 for front row for 3 or 4 songs is a little high. The playing time was less than 30 minutes. It was worth it to me because I had to sit but if you are young and can stand up, pay the door admission only. Of course, you then have to wait... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can state it very simply...... The best jazz set you will see in the French Quarter!! You will NOT be disappointed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to New Orleans several times, and had tried to get into Preservation Hall before, but since it is such a small room with limited seating, if you dont get in at the front of the line you may be out of luck or have to wait another hour. Our 25 minute wait was worth it. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to get seats at a show while visiting and we were not disappointed. The band is phenomenal and the history that surrounds you makes the show such a magical experience. The band has a joyful energy about them and they are happy to entertain their guests.

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