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The Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
+1 504-568-6993
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The Old U.S. Mint is the only mint that produced American and Confederate coinage. The mint was built in 1835 and ceased in 1909. The Old U.S. Mint is currently the location of the Louisiana Historical Center, The New Orleans Jazz Club Collections of the Louisiana State Museum, and the new performing arts center. Visit to explore the history of minting, jazz, and free music performances!
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“free museum” (27 reviews)
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
French Quarter
+1 504-568-6993
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good for an hour exhibits on us mint and New Orleans jazz small admission charge of six dollars worth a look.

Thank Swag6737
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some great history here about the former mint. It was only six dollars and took about 30 minutes, so easy to fit in if you just need a break from the food and drinking.

Thank Busylady21
Reviewed 1 week ago

His school days, family, favorite meals, it's all here along with vintage coins from days gone by. Jazz upstairs on certain afternoons - a great deal, I think it was free! plus a free tour along the river with a guide. Loved this place.

Thank chrissy486
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the mint portion of the museum and especially enjoyed the National Park associated with the development and growth of jazz music in the mint building. The two rangers at the National Park are excellent musicians and when they put on a performance it...More

Thank AlB1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice way to spend a few hours out of the heat. Staff was helpful and exhibits were interesting. Nice gift shop.

Thank lafs22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two floor museum with emphasis on the mint and New Orleans history as well as jazz and local musicians

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Right now they have a single price to see the history of the Mint, a history of Jazz, and some traveling exhibits. It's not huge, but for $3 a person it's not exactly expensive either. Lots of interesting history with the building being a beautiful...More

1  Thank Brett D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Old Mint was across from our hotel. We visited here and saw not only a mint which served the United States but also as a Confederate Mint. The displays were very interesting and to see how the presses operated as we had already seen...More

Thank Ray V
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Enjoy the art exhibits- changed frequently- up on 2nd floor and Check to see if there is any live music on the day of your visit A real under touted gem

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 5 September 2017

It was pretty cool walking into one of the old US/State/Confederate mints. This mint was governed by 3 different entities. It was cool seeing one of the old coin presses, and things used at the old mint.

Thank Jeff J
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3 March 2017|
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Response from irishboy4 | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free. Do not think there are any concerts.