Fodor's Expert Review New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

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In 1987 the U.S. Congress declared jazz a "national American treasure," and shortly thereafter the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park was created to educate people about the art form and to preserve its history. The park hosts free performances and educational events in two locations around the French Quarter: the Visitor Center and the Old U.S. Mint, which also houses the state's jazz collection. Some of the park's rangers are also working musicians; don't miss the chance to catch their lively and informative demonstrations exploring the full range of Louisiana's musical heritage.


Quick Facts

916 N. Peters St.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70116, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Visitor Center Tues.–Sat. 9–5; Old U.S. Mint Tues.–Thurs. noon–4, Sat. 10–4, No performances Sun. or Mon.

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