We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Orleans Jazz Museum

400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
+1 504-568-6993
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$55.00*
and up
New Orleans Express Segway Tour
More Info
US$55.00*
and up
The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Locals...
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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 explored in all its forms. Housed in the historic Old U.S. Mint, strategically located at the intersection of the French Quarter and the Frenchmen Street live music corridor, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is in the heart of the city’s music scene. Through partnerships with local, national, and international educational institutions, the New Orleans Jazz Museum promotes the global understanding of jazz as one of the most innovative, historically pivotal musical art forms in world history.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“french market” (77 reviews)
“louis armstrong” (25 reviews)
“fats domino” (9 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
French Quarter
CONTACT
Website
+1 504-568-6993
Ways to Experience New Orleans Jazz Museum
from US$55.00
More Info
from US$64.99
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (472)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"french market"
in 77 reviews
"louis armstrong"
in 25 reviews
"fats domino"
in 9 reviews
"exhibit upstairs"
in 8 reviews
"coin collector"
in 7 reviews
"small exhibit"
in 7 reviews
"changing exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"park service"
in 5 reviews
"free concerts"
in 8 reviews
"free attraction"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 21 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 6 reviews
"national park"
in 6 reviews
"quick visit"
in 5 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 8 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"civil war"
in 10 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 451 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss this museum.! If it is not very big, it is VERY interesting to see the ORIGINAL Cornet of Louis Armstrong! See the lines he made on the mouthpiece! This is the proof of its origin!

Thank Belleviste
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited this museum, after walking by it while on a photography tour. I'm glad that I stopped in to check it out. I found it to be quite interesting, in a quirky way. It's not very big, but is still worth a look. I...More

Thank J L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Honestly, this wasn't a place we'd planned on visiting in NOLA but it ended up being a personal highlight for me! Yes, it's a Jazz museum, but it's also inside the old New Orleans U.S. Mint so there's a little section all about coins and...More

Thank Larry J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Birthplace of jazz. Beautifully restored u.s government mint building is wonderful . Learn about the history of the music and people of Louisiana.

Thank r s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a cute, small museum. We paid $6 a person and spent 45 minutes there. A great stop while in New Orleans because it's inexpensive and quick but you still get to see some jazz history. They have a room dedicated to the ladies...More

Thank Kaitlin W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Excellent service at the reception, nice museum but pity it is small. Nice history about the origin of Jazz and the famous Jazz ladies but was expecting a bit more to see. But we still liked it.

Thank LD1971
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 April 2018

After you finish your stroll through or exploration of the French Market, don’t miss a visit to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the end of the Market on Esplanade St. Housed in the Old U.S. Mint building, where the Frenchmen Street corridor for live...More

2  Thank billh14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Right on the edge of the crazy French Quarter so it was not so bad parking (block or two away). They have an exhibit about how the building used to function as a US Mint as well as serving as the Jazz museum. At the...More

Thank mja1982
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I'm a big jazz buff with a background in museums. I was disappointed at how little was on display/how little content there was. It was great to read about the history of women in jazz and the local scene, but that was about it.

1  Thank avp-traveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Honestly, I expected a little more from this museum. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, so I expected a decently sized museum with cool jazz artifacts. Unfortunately, there were only two exhibits about New Orleans jazz. You'll see Louis Armstrong's trumpet though, which makes...More

Thank Max T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 169 hotels in New Orleans
Hotel de la Monnaie
180 reviews
.09 km away
The Frenchmen Hotel
1,011 reviews
.10 km away
Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
1,272 reviews
.17 km away
Soniat House
345 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Envie
382 reviews
.08 km away
Louisiana Pizza Kitchen French Quarter
922 reviews
.05 km away
The Italian Barrel
525 reviews
.06 km away
Mona's Cafe & Deli on Frenchman
221 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Frenchmen Street
9,902 reviews
.09 km away
Anatolian Silver
48 reviews
.13 km away
Brieux Carre
24 reviews
.15 km away
New Orleans Jogging Tours
388 reviews
.07 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
janicetucson
3 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Baylee B | Property representative |
Hi Janice, Our concert times and prices vary. Our events calendar is frequently updated on our website. Tickets are $6 for adults. Thanks!
0
Votes
;