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New Orleans Jazz Museum

400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
+1 504-568-6993
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2015
French Quarter
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an interesting little museum but I would have preferred more information. As I went to 3 museums within the French Quarter, I qualified for a 20% discount which was good! This one is $6 without the discount which is a fair amount to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little fest, music and food. Air conditioned bathrooms, lovely green space for relaxing or dancing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is MUST see if you love NOLA, Jazz and the musicians that SHAPED what we have now. We spent about 2 hours here because they were closing (4:30) but we plan on going back, They offered a live jazz band on the 3rd floor,...More

Thank heidi D
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Baylee B, Public Relations Manager at New Orleans Jazz Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Heidi, thank you so much for visiting us! We will pass your wonderful message along to Penny. Please be sure to check out our website and Facebook page for a list of upcoming concerts and events. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the museums I had looked for to, being a fan of jazz music. The museum is dedicated to the old U.S. mint that was previously in the building on the main floor, and the rest are largely about jazz music/musicians. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum of jazz, located on the second floor of the Mint, one of many different sites of the Louisiana State Museum, located at 400 Esplanade - at Decatur. (Bottom floor has exhibits about the operations of the mint, which operated here...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this museum.! If it is not very big, it is VERY interesting to see the ORIGINAL Cornet of Louis Armstrong! See the lines he made on the mouthpiece! This is the proof of its origin!

Thank Belleviste
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this museum, after walking by it while on a photography tour. I'm glad that I stopped in to check it out. I found it to be quite interesting, in a quirky way. It's not very big, but is still worth a look. I...More

Thank J L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly, this wasn't a place we'd planned on visiting in NOLA but it ended up being a personal highlight for me! Yes, it's a Jazz museum, but it's also inside the old New Orleans U.S. Mint so there's a little section all about coins and...More

Thank Larry J
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Birthplace of jazz. Beautifully restored u.s government mint building is wonderful . Learn about the history of the music and people of Louisiana.

Thank r s
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

It was a cute, small museum. We paid $6 a person and spent 45 minutes there. A great stop while in New Orleans because it's inexpensive and quick but you still get to see some jazz history. They have a room dedicated to the ladies...More

Thank Kaitlin W
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Hi Janice, our concert and performance times vary. We typically have a free 2pm concert Tuesday - Thursday, ticketed performances on Friday and in the evening, but performance times and prices vary. Our concert schedule can... More
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