New Orleans Jazz Museum
New Orleans Jazz Museum
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates jazz in the city where it was born. Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, reaserch facilities, and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous is explored in all its forms. Housed in the historic Old U.S. Mint, strategically located at the intersection of the French Quarter and the Frenchmen Street live music corridor, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is in the heart of the city’s music scene. Through partnerships with local, national, and international educational institutions, the New Orleans Jazz Museum promotes the global understanding of jazz as one of the most innovative, historically pivotal musical art forms in world history.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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jai0777
New Jersey38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This museum was lovely. The admission ticket was very reasonably priced and you don't need to spend a long time here, so you can include other sightseeing opportunities in your day. This museum was small but mighty, I learned so much about notable jazz artists from New Orleans as well as the history of jazz. The 'I Found My Thrill' exhibit was excellent, I was touched by the story of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. It was so amazing to see artist's instruments and performance outfits preserved in the space. It was also great to see videos of jazz performances as well. I did not know what to expect upon arrival, but I left with a t-shirt and a smile.
Written 26 April 2024
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Paula H
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
There aren't a ton of exhibits but the free jazz concert with Amina Scott and her band was excellent. Admission to the museum is $8 and it is worth it if you get to experience a concert there.
Written 17 April 2024
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SouthernBred59
Greensboro, North Carolina218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Interesting history of jazz. A bit disappointed in the amount of exhibits- it was mostly pictures and reading. The interactive interviews were interesting. Worth a visit if you like jazz.
Written 7 April 2024
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,604 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I expected "something " here. But it was mostly pictures, occasional paraphernalia, but not much.
We both like jazz but walked through this museum in 15 minutes.
They do have occasional performances but we didn't know. E.g. 2-3 jazz concert.
Written 15 March 2024
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Angela C
157 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This museum was a disappointment. There is hardly any Jazz. The mint exhibit was the better part of the trip (the building used to be a mint). If you like Fats Domino - this is the place for you. But other than that - you are done.
Written 2 March 2024
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JWilcoxRN
Lee's Summit, MO140 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Tiny museum with not much to see.
First floor room with artifacts from the old US mint that houses the Jazz museum.
Second floor primarily has a room about Fats Domino and another about drums. Not really about big band jazz I was hoping for.
Written 7 January 2024
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F00lishTraveler
Savannah, GA278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Our visit was rather disappointing, honestly. The first floor is the history of the mint that used to occupy the building - OK, interesting in itself. Then the music museum is on the 2nd floor. There were three primary exhibits - on Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew (sort of jazz-adjacent but really early rock 'n' roll), a photography exhibit on the ChazFest, which was the ALTERNATIVE to the JazzFest until 2015, and an exhibit on jazz drummers - OK, finally some jazz history, but only a little. And there is one room at the entrance about King Oliver and how he mentored Louis Armstrong. A NOLA jazz museum with barely anything about Satchmo? Really? And where are the Marsalis brothers and Jon Batiste?
Written 20 December 2023
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Amanda H
Canberra, Australia44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Sounded excellent but exhibits were old, several interactive ones were not working and the ones that were open (2/4 were closed) seemed old and dated
Written 26 November 2023
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Tamisha Evans
Raleigh, NC34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It was ok, I wish they were more jazz display. Downstairs has information regarding the mint. Nevertheless, it was a good experience.
Written 10 October 2023
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Diana
Ocean Springs, MS6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I could spend hours at this museum. There are interactive displays and two stories of fabulous New Orleans jazz history and art displays. I will definitely be visiting again
Written 10 October 2023
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