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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
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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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We were in town for some much needed down time. We had a bucket list which included some touristy kind of things to do, but were really on a quest to find the heart of the city... read more

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in town for some much needed down time. We had a bucket list which included some touristy kind of things to do, but were really on a quest to find the heart of the city where ever we go. We were fortunate to be invited to attend a concert/show at Preservation Hall and listen to the house band.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best thing we did while in NOLA. We bought advanced tickets because I didn't want to miss this and wanted to be sure we had a spot. Music was awesome! Able to chat with the guys after the show and had them sign our LP. Highly recommend this while in NOLA. We'll be back!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was listening to a PH music CD this morning, and was moved to write a review of my visit 9 years ago, in 2008. I was in town for a conference, and everyone said you have to go here. Our group dined at a local spot, and I wasn't so impressed, so my expectations were low for our next... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in town for a conference. This was the coolest thing I did. I arrived just before a show was to begin. I barely made it in. I was to the side of the stage standing, because there was no more sitting room. In the future I would arrive earlier. The music was fantastic and the ambiance was wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to listen to some real Jazz - that is the place for you!!! (unfortunately other places in New Orleans were very disappointing). This place is super small but has a huge soal...its like having a band at your house livingroom:) Buying tickets in advance is about 30$-40$...but I would just wait in line and get them -... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm torn about how to review this. We caught the 10pm show by luck as the line wasn't too long. The venue has no bathrooms, the line is long, and there's a good chance you have to stand. Plus the place is a bit of a dump. The music was good. However, it's nothing you can't find elsewhere in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While they really cram people into this space, the music is worth it! Be sure to arrive early! It is best to purchase tickets beforehand. Fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

LOVE the feel and vibe of Preservation Hall..oh, and of course the MUSIC! The jazz just flows through your soul. PH truly transports you back in time. Small and dingy but go with it! Close your eyes and enjoy the vibes! Lines are long. I suggest waiting an hour before showtime. Go to Pat O'Brians, get a hurricane and get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Luckily, I ordered tickets for reserved seating ahead of time. We got the only real seats in the room. Only 2 rows of benches to sit on. Those who chose to wait in line had 2 options: 1.Sit on a pillow on the floor in front of the benches (2 rows here too), or 2. stand in the back. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was born and grew up in New Orleans, and, during the years I lived there, I spent a lot of time at Preservation Hall, enjoying and learning about traditional New Orleans jazz. The role of this venue and the associated Preservation Hall Jazz Band in nurturing and “preserving” this musical heritage has been very, very important, and, in my... More 

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