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New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park

916 N Peters St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3338
+1 504-589-4806
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Disappointing at best

Site is on the second floor of the old mint building. A few rooms with displays, mostly of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim R
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
a must for music lovers

This is a must for music lovers of any type. See where the american music style started. Rock... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
cdhcch
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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916 N Peters St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3338
French Quarter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Site is on the second floor of the old mint building. A few rooms with displays, mostly of prominent jazz musicians. Took a couple minutes to walk through. Frankly, I enjoyed the mint related artifacts a lot more.As far as National Parks go, this was...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a must for music lovers of any type. See where the american music style started. Rock, rap or many other types of music owe their history to jazz.

1  Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I LOVE that this National Historic Park is not only conserving important artefacts of Jazz, but is also showcasing living, evolving examples of this art form. There are live performances each day with opportunities to ask questions and interact with the performers. MUST see if...More

1  Thank julandste
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

While the Armstrong Park that the National Historic Park is located within is pretty, it was a huge disappointment that the NFL site was inaccessible and the offsides visitors Center wasn't staffed by a Parks Ranger who is knowledgeable. If you're already there, it's a...More

Thank DLogsdon
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Unlike more conventional national parks, the Jazz Heritage Park doesn't have distinct boundaries. If you've ever been in the French Quarter, you've visited this jewel of the Park System! Of course, the park does have its visitor center and museum, which are also great to...More

1  Thank AlnAbroad
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Jazz National Historic Park is easily overlooked, but well worth the experience. The museum is currently in the old U.S. Mint (and that's a separate self-tour). Although the museum isn't huge, it has some interesting displays, especially to room dedicated to Louis Armstrong. And...More

1  Thank 48NYSV
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Imagine world-class jazz. Live. Every day. For free. That's what you'll find here. This might just be my favorite place in NOLA, and that's saying a lot. The afternoon concerts are incredible - world-class performers, who educate as well as perform. I've learned a ton...More

1  Thank PamHJ
Reviewed 24 January 2017

In the old Mint, at the end of the French Market and beginning of Frenchmen St, old mint is a short walk from the French market. Spend 30-45 minutes for free mint museum. Easy parking on street in front; $6 for two hours. On the...More

Thank john h
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This National Historical Park curates the history and current movements of jazz. Don't miss the ranger performances in the 3rd floor of the US Mint building (where they are located while the original site undergoes renovation).

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A good break from walking around the French Quarter. The Historic "Park" is currently two floors in the old mint building. Whole family enjoyed the concert. I would recommend.

Thank Ilan H
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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
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