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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big shot” (191 reviews)
“standing room” (216 reviews)
“reserved seats” (128 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
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+1 504-522-2841
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"big shot"
in 191 reviews
"standing room"
in 216 reviews
"reserved seats"
in 128 reviews
"sit on the floor"
in 123 reviews
"front row"
in 131 reviews
"wooden benches"
in 75 reviews
"second row"
in 60 reviews
"vip tickets"
in 59 reviews
"minute set"
in 54 reviews
"traditional new orleans jazz"
in 50 reviews
"limited seating"
in 85 reviews
"no air conditioning"
in 65 reviews
"great music"
in 264 reviews
"general admission"
in 54 reviews
"real jazz"
in 72 reviews
"dixieland jazz"
in 50 reviews
"pat o'briens"
in 63 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not surprisingly New Orleans is a place for great jazz. When I had the opportunity to experience this historic jazz mecca I could not pass it up. Standing in line (there is always a line) for the show I thought about how many times I...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been many times but gravitate between a must do and an over-rated disappointment. By preference I book in advance and get a front row seat where the involvement is far greater. Standing at the rear is less than satisfactory ; similarly the bands can...More

Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Without a doubt, this the most well-known Jazz club in NO, where are the "big names" once played. It offers a 45 minute show that begins every hour. You are "herd" into to a small room with very few seats. I stood in the back...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of my most favorite New Orleans activities! You may have to wait a show or maybe even two to get in, but it is worth the wait. 45 minutes of outstanding jazz, impromptu selections, humor and wonderful sound! Housed in a small, authentic FRENCH...More

Thank Lynne D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone going to NOLA must go here. There is a reason that there is a line an hour before showtime. I reserved seats ahead and sat in the second row. Fantastic.

Thank jimbotrouble01
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I went and enjoyed the jazz playing of the band of five seasoned jazz performers. The band was quite good but in comparison to the jazz band at the Spotted Cat, this was not as good.

Thank Craig A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew I'd be coming to New Orleans back in February and everyone said that I needed to go to a concert at Preservation Hall. I wasn't disappointed in the least. The music was beautiful and the atmosphere was amazing. Logistics wise, I bought their...More

Thank Gilmore99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth going at least once, due to its extensive history and meaning to the jazz scene in this city. I've heard that you can hear more/better bands on Frenchmen St. but you need to at least check this place out. It can be really...More

Thank cecarlson88
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must do when in New Orleans is to hear jazz at preservation hall. First Get your tickets early - days or weeks early to get a seat, lest you will be standing for the performance. - And yes it is worth it even...More

Thank CharleySays
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited in line for about 2 hours to get in (you have to pay the $20 IN CASH), had to stand in a tiny little room that was not air conditioned and it was worth every second. The music/experience of being in that place...More

Thank Stacey D
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gesilu43
8 April 2018|
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Response from denarn1 | Reviewed this property |
my opinion is no. you will hear better music out in the fest and not pay $20 a person to cram into a little room. I've been to FQ fest, too.
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sharonscott1224
4 March 2018|
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Response from leliamander | Reviewed this property |
Standing is okay, if you want to keep it spontaneous rather than book ahead. The set isn't long and it's a fun, festive atmosphere. If you're at the end of the line and can't get in, you can walk around and come back for the... More
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Jennj72
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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