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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sit on the floor” (111 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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 via mobile

So I got there late and the lady at the front door was a sweetheart! She said "you're late so instead of $20, make it $10 and sneak in the back."..... So psyched I did it, amazing set, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, an incredible Asian woman...More

Thank JDDFlyer
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the Jazz! The hall was not much but what can you expect it is historal. The music was tremendous!

Thank NCTraveleronthego
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dont bother to book, just get there 30 min before show and que and pay £15. No drinks, toilets or food inside you have to go to the Irish bar next door. Only a few seats(benches) too but the live music is amazing and the...More

Thank KeithM
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wait in line, pay $15/person for a "45" minute show. Musicians are good, grant you that. But this is not real jazz. For $5-$20 per song, they took requests for almost the whole show so you hear the same predictable mid-brow standards - Ain't Misbehavin';...More

Thank bonchocolat24
Reviewed 4 days ago

We hesitated on booking this, as we were already seeing a ton of music and didn't know if it would be "worth it". So thankful we decided to go - it's just such a nice experience in NOLA and feels so authentic. The musicians are...More

Thank bauerduo
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small venue and you'll have to stand in line for an hour to get a seat, and if you don't, it's standing room only. Excellent musicians perform for an hour. True New Orleans jazz.

Thank SeamomInSB
Reviewed 5 days ago

Between my husband and myself, we have visited New Orleans quite a few times, but never made it here. We decided to purchase tickets online, instead of having to stand in an always lenghthy line. The show was fun, authentic, and full of audience interaction....More

Thank nolabride2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was totally surprised when we were seated at the hall. Thank goodness we purchased the “big shot” advanced tickets. Not sure how else you could guarantee getting a seat. The venue is very small with no air conditioning. Putting all that aside this is...More

Thank 8cathy8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent a short time here and found it to be enjoyable and relaxing. Seemed to be a lot of talent on display. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Thank mcharles0809
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We bought our tickets online which was great when we were seated in the front on benches. They allowed photos only before and after the performance which I though was brilliant. It can be hot I once inside but the time goes by so quickly...More

Thank Christine L
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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9 October 2017|
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Response from Jonathan S | Reviewed this property |
The building is old and I doubt is fully ADA compliant, but accessing with a scooter won't be a problem. When we visited, there were several individuals in wheelchairs. Some sat in the front just off the stage, others sat... More
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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