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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big shot” (164 reviews)
“standing room” (198 reviews)
“sit on the floor” (113 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
726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
+1 504-522-2841
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A enduring classic! Love that kids are allowed in Preservation Hall, our sons are just starting to play instruments and this was absolutely incredible activity for all of us! A must-do!

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great fun! Great musicians . If you don’t get tickets ahead of time( more money) you have to get in line early( about an hour I think) kids ages 10 and 12 loved it too!

Thank KathyTK1027
Reviewed 2 days ago

An old building and 45 minutes of jazz by excellent musicians. Each was easily the best on their instrument, compared to everyone else we saw in NOLA that week - and we had a great time listening to some very good music.

Thank CurmudgeonwithaK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked by this place without knowing what it was. There was just a doorway and a big line up. So must be something good, right? We lined up for the next show. Once ushered into the small (hot) space, we sat down and waited....More

Thank Vic G
Reviewed 3 days ago

If I had a bucket list, this would be on it. The experience at Preservation Hall was a top in listening to jazz music. We opted for the "Big Shot" reserved tickets. After doing this, I would HIGHLY recommend this if they are available. They...More

Thank markwilliamsm4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Preservation Hall is a NOLA tradition for good reason, and well worth standing in line for! The tiny space takes you back to an earlier era, when the music was center stage. There is no food, no bar, no restrooms; just limited wooden benches, cushions...More

Thank Betty M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The entire family loved the concert. The music was great and the band was personable and entertaining. A must see.

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I made Preservation Hall our first stop when we arrived in New Orleans for a long week. We arrived 30mins before the show because I heard the line could be long. Glad we did as we were the 3rd and 4th in...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Super fun environment to enjoy great jazz. Remember, no drink service and no bathroom means you get your drink before (across the street is easy) and don't drink too much while there :) Seating fills very quickly, so get in line very early or, better...More

1  Thank Paula C
Reviewed 5 days ago

For jazz lovers this is the place where you have to be! Worth every dollar and waiting in a long queue in the rain (August 2016). There is an unforgettable memory and a lack of music. The conditions in the club such as should be...More

1  Thank _marekart
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
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