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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number:
+1 504-522-2841
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12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 19:00
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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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Don't miss this venue. They actually make the clarinet talk. It's the perfect length of time. If you budget allows, spring for the seats and enjoy.

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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Don't miss this venue. They actually make the clarinet talk. It's the perfect length of time. If you budget allows, spring for the seats and enjoy.

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Denton, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is old, and so are the best musicians on the planet who play here. Get RESERVATIONS, and some seating is on the floor. The bands will play your favorites and if they don't, for a small donation they WILL. The musicians make this old place an absolute must. Its off the main street, and lines can be very... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This venue transports you back in time. Thanks Pres Hall, but mostly, thanks for the work you do with the school kids! You're awesome!!

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chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in for an 8 o'clock show. It is a tiny venue, few seats but mostly standing room. This is an azing place, like stepping back in time. The musicians were amazing, The Preservation Hall All Stars share their love of jazz and the crowd loved it. No food, no drink just jazz.

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東京, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could not buy reservation ticket in advance. As there was an explanation tickets were available and many, we went to the venue at 16:30. But I found a long line and could enter only to the performance from 18:00 with STANDING tickets. Very tired. (Especially my 11-year daughter) More detailed explanation would be kind.

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Palm Springs, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really didn't know what to expect as I was a first time visitor to New Orleans. I am SO happy we went here and SO happy I paid for the "big shot" seats. (I'm short so I hate standing room only). I was very surprised at the size of the place. I was expecting a large show venue. But... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The highlight of our visit to New Orleans. We pre-purchased tickets and check in was a breeze (don't worry about line up too far in advance).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must when you visit New Orleans. Great music in authentic style and venue. Highly recommend! Get there early to get in line and get a good seat.

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Claremont, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We waited in a long line in the cold for a half hour. Then we were admitted, but had to stand in a jam-packed house behind som tall people, so the view of the entire show was dodging them. The band was good, but some of their playing was quite modern (#9 chords, etc.) and some tunes were also modern,... More 

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Daphne, Alabama, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

People go to hear the jazz concerts, but the street fair throughout the Quarter is just as good. And it's free.

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