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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
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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A Must Do in NOLA

We have always walked by when the line was too long, the show was over or going on. This time we were bound and determined to watch a show here. It was fantastic! It was a rainy... read more

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Harrison,MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have always walked by when the line was too long, the show was over or going on. This time we were bound and determined to watch a show here. It was fantastic! It was a rainy night, that only added to the ambiance. We got in line early, so we were able to sit on the cushions on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We lined up for 40 minutes in order to get into the early show. It was well worth the wait. The children were able to sit on the cushions on the floor and once everyone was in and spaces were available adults were also invited to sit on the remaining spaces. The music was amazing and left us all memorized... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were just amazed by the talent of the musicians and the cozy, informal setting. Most important thing - reserve tickets well in advance for the best seating!! My wife and I had front-row seats (we ordered about 8 weeks in advance), and this made a big difference in the experience. There were two rows of people seated on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is THE place to go if you want to hear real New Orleans jazz- I was sooo glad I booked this because I didn't want to take a chance of missing live jazz while staying in the French Quarter - it's becoming a dying art😔 The show lasts around 50-55 mins and is def worth every penny- I highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed! What a great place! I am not even a very big jazz fan, but you can't help being enthralled by these wonderful performers. It's a very small place, like 60 people or so and there is no picture taking allowed during the performance, so you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Why would you go to New Orleans and not come here? Only if you didn't want a piece of the town to take home - and you will take some home if you go - in your soul. Try to go every visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Preservation Hall plays New Orleans jazz better than almost anyplace else. The musicians have played in many countries around the world. This little "hole in the wall" is for jazz and that is about it...no drinks, no food, not even sure if there is a restroom, and the seating is on wooden benches or sometimes the floor. Nothing fancy here... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Music was excellent and is one session of 45-minutes. There is no intermission. However, the place has no bathrooms, no air-conditioning, no actual fans so it does get very hot and stuffy. There are however 2 ceiling fans on slow.... Drinks can be purchased at surrounding businesses and brought in. There are 2 lines in front of the venue, one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We purchased front row tickets and are so glad we did! The house band really rocked - and the guest performer was a classic. He was a bit hard to hear, so if we weren't in the front row we might not have been able to hear him. The hall is tiny - if you don't buy tickets for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Still a fun venue, with very talented musicians. Great music, but too many solos. If you have reserved seats, no need to get there early at all, they don't start seating until "show time".

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