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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
+1 504-522-2841
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of our highlights of our trip to NOLA. Waited in line since 5:15 for the 6pm show and were able to seat on the second row on the floor. What a great experience; the band was amazing!!! Old school jazz! Do not miss it!!

Thank MMG07
Reviewed 2 days ago

A highlight of my trip to New Orleans! The jazz music was absolutely fantastic! The music set is about 50 minutes and the time just flies by. The room is relatively small so where ever you sit you are quite near the stage.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love jazz, you need to plan to attend Preservation Hall. Very unique experience enjoying true New Orleans jazz. Do not let the exterior of the building scare you away, but don't expect fancy inside either. You can stand in line to try to...More

Thank kenandjody
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite things to do in New Orleans. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance if you want to be sure to get in. People line up pretty early to try and get in if they don't have a ticket....More

Thank MeredithLewis
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came across this place when we saw a long line coming from it one night. I looked it up and chose VIP seating for our visit. We did not have to wait in line and our seats were front row - seated. This very small...More

Thank karigeo5
Reviewed 3 days ago

I did not get the opportunity to view a performance at this jazz hall but I did take some great photos of this historic landmark.

Thank Academics17
Reviewed 4 days ago

The music at the preservation hall is great unfortunately there is not enough chairs for the audience they let in. It is not so comfortable listing to music at this place.

Thank giora53
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Preservation hall is a delight! I had attended a performance by the all stars, sadly taking pictures and videos are. Ot allowed for 20usd the 2 hour performance is so worth it, jazz is at is best and still so old school, but beware it...More

Thank seseme
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some great music in an intimate setting. I purchased tickets in advance which was recommended rather than standing in line and perhaps not getting in.

Thank saintfrancishoop
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We saw the Preservation Hall house band and they were amazing! Wonderful jazz infused with the camaraderie of the bandmates and interaction with the audience provides 45 minutes of entertainment that goes by way too fast. Word of warning: No air conditioning, no bar, and...More

Thank Sunni B
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Erin D
Do you need VIP tickets in August?
24 June 2017|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
It is summer and high season. Preservation Hall is a must see if you are New Orleans. To guarantee getting in at the time you want, I would get a VIP ticket. The Hall fills up quickly since there is limited seating and... More
We have reservations but not tickets. Is this a problem?
7 May 2017|
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Response from Dave H | Reviewed this property |
They only have reservations for about 16 seats. The rest are first come first serve so people wait sometimes for 2 hours to get in. If you have reservations, go to the front of the line and speak to the greeter. They will... More
Hi My husband and I will be in New Orleans for our birthdays May 18th and 20th, He has some mobility problems will he be able to get special seating if webbook in advance. Laurel
20 April 2017|
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Response from pherbert217 | Reviewed this property |
The seats inside are long benches. They are available when you are able to book a ticket. Our night was sold out seating so we had to stand. There are ushers that guide people to the seating so perhaps with a ticket you... More