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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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“big shot” (165 reviews)
“reserved seats” (114 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
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+1 504-522-2841
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m sure you’ve heard enough about this place so I’ll just say it’s a must. Sit close and join in the singing if you know the words.

Thank Shai D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Prepare to stand in line for an hour or two if you don't make the earliest show. A MUST experience for the full NO flavor. Show is only 45 minutes and has limited seating. SOuvenir CD's are available.

Thank Catdad3x
Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent jazz experience in New Orleans. Off the beaten path (i.e. not in the Bourbon Street swamp) . We were here in December so they worked some holiday tunes into their 45 minute set. We will go back on every visit to NOLA. Note...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a hole in the wall, and it was $20 cash to get in. There are bench seats that only hold maybe 50 people and another forty or so stand jammed in the area behind. The show was actually less than an hour. But the...More

Thank Geofs0807
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a short but sweet concert with great musicians in a minimalistic setting. We just had to stand. Eat or drink first as there is no food or drink for sale or bathrooms. But, we were told we could bring food or drink inside. We...More

Thank emilyd49
Reviewed 1 week ago

I consider this a must see. The place is usually overpacked, we lined up half an hour to start time and that was way too late. The hall is small and acoustics outside in hallway was not good. But it was still worthwhile. The music...More

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited New Orleans two weeks ago. Purchased reserved seats for a Thursday night show. Cool place. Great music but musicians were borderline rude. They asked if there were any requests from the audience but totally ignored anyone who didn't walk up to the stage with...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will feel like you had a special slice of New Orleans. Great music. Up close and personal. Fun for all. BYOB. No bathrooms.

Thank 276suzannea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Preservation Hall several times over the past 30 years. The cramped hall remains unchanged but the jazz is always outstanding. Best way to spend 1-2 hours for $20 per person on Bourbon St!

Thank HarryLeon
Reviewed 1 week ago

great jazz music.. five musicians.. all PRO.. 45 show.. well worth the price. Our entire family of 12 people went to enjoy this place and their music

Thank justtravel23
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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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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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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
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Megg59170
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
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