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New Orleans Jazz Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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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...more
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400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
French Quarter
+1 504-568-6993
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were hot and the building looked pretty nice. My husband and I were both interested in the mint more than the jazz but found both interesting. It is the only place where confederate and U.S. coins were minted at the same time. You can...More

Thank FloridaCat1
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are three rooms for jazz. Two small ones are about women in jazz and Pete Fountain. A larger room is about Professor Longhair. Missing are exhibits of all the amazing players that make jazz such a rich cultural heritage. Missing also is the exhibit...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to be visited if only to see the first Cornet that belonged to the most famous Jazz museum in History - Louis Armstrong. It is not as big as we thought it would be but some of the exhibits as related above are priceless...More

Thank CCR_GR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a waste of your time and $5. There is one room is a few coins and a few old parts of machines for the US Mint and 3 rooms of jazz pictures.

Thank zekesharley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a jazz fan you may love this museum. If not, I don’t think it is worth your time. It is a very small museum that can be completely viewed in an hour. Had we not been getting a meal on Frenchman St...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting NOLA before July 1, 2019 and are a fan of New Orleans music legend Professor Longhair, plan to stop by the NO Jazz Museum for a wonderful tribute to Fess on the 100 year anniversary of his birth. His life is...More

Thank TravelWriter48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is within walking distance of the French Quarter just beyond the French Market. I believe admission was $8 for adults and also includes the old US. Mint on the first floor. The jazz museum is upstairs and includes in particular, famous jazz artists...More

Thank FrqtTrvlr14
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Great location for Downriver Fest. Clean bathrooms, okay food, great performers under the tent. Water fountain to refill your water bottle.

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I went for the Mint. The history of this short lived Mint make it fascinating. minting coins through the Civil War is really interesting. I just wish there was a larger presence for that.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum, but very informative, with a rich collection and beautifully curated exhibitions. I enjoyed the whole collection about Professor Longhair and loved that it was possible to hear some of his music — which sadly I had never heard before. The...More

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Ashley C
31 July 2018|
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Response from Larry J | Reviewed this property |
Busy area. You may find parking on nearby streets.
3 March 2017|
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Response from BayleeB11 | Property representative |
Hi Janice, our concert and performance times vary. We typically have a free 2pm concert Tuesday - Thursday, ticketed performances on Friday and in the evening, but performance times and prices vary. Our concert schedule can... More