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Preservation Hall

726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
+1 504-522-2841
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
+1 504-522-2841
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the few places in the French Quarter where you can take under-age people to experience New Orleans Jazz. Wow! What a great place! It's a historic hall that is dedicated to preserving the jazz traditions. It's a small, intimate venue where...More

Thank sharonthekiwi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the best pure jazz experience of my entire trip. My wife, admittedly not a fan of the genre, was entranced throughout the entire set. She tried d.b.a and Spotted Cat on Frenchmen, but she preferred Preservation Hall's music. Have you ever listened to...More

Thank Zac S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the six o'clock show and it was a chance to hear some great New Orleans jazz. This is a kid-friendly show but keep in mind there is no AC, so bring in your own drinks to keep cool.

Thank mamachickto4
Reviewed 4 days ago

Let me start with admitting that I did not do my research since so many friends recommended this venue. I did not realize that the sets were only 45 minutes long. (And at our set they ended 5 minutes early.) So I went ahead and...More

Thank kmmatson
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in line 45 min before the first show, and just barely got in. This is a special place. It's small, cramped and hot--but it is very authentic--and intimate. The set is only about 45 min, but this is traditional New Orleans jazz at...More

Thank kgilbert78
Reviewed 5 days ago

Paid $100 for two tickets and the accommodations were poor. Show was short and not worth the cost. Seats were wooden benches and many had to seat on floor.

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are not enough words to describe how amazing a trip to Preservation Hall is. We finally got here on our third trip to NOLA and will definitely be back. We were fortunate enough to see the Preservation Hall All Stars. Just wonderful. The music...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok just to sit in this small historic room and listen to amazing jazz that close was unbelievable! A must do for anyone in NOLA!

Thank KRCody
Reviewed 5 days ago

As always, a great performance! Know that it is short (less than an hour) and it is very hot and cramped. Still awesome! I always reserve tickets so I get a seat on a bench up front. No way I could sit on the floor...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great musicians. They only play for Tips. So make sure to bring a request list and money. Inside it's very vintage which was nice. The musicians were great. Get there early tickets sell out quickly. You could pay for the more expensive tickets but I...More

Thank marisa g
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
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Erin D
24 June 2017|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
It is summer and high season. Preservation Hall is a must see if you are New Orleans. To guarantee getting in at the time you want, I would get a VIP ticket. The Hall fills up quickly since there is limited seating and... More
7 May 2017|
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Response from Dave H | Reviewed this property |
They only have reservations for about 16 seats. The rest are first come first serve so people wait sometimes for 2 hours to get in. If you have reservations, go to the front of the line and speak to the greeter. They will... More
20 April 2017|
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Response from pherbert217 | Reviewed this property |
The seats inside are long benches. They are available when you are able to book a ticket. Our night was sold out seating so we had to stand. There are ushers that guide people to the seating so perhaps with a ticket you... More