The New Orleans Jazz Museum

400 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116- Map It
Phone: (504) 568-6993

AAA Editor Notes

The New Orleans Jazz Museum is at 400 Esplanade Ave. in an 1835 structure that was a federal mint from 1838-1961. Located where the Frenchmen Street corridor for live music and the French Quarter intersect, the museum pays tribute to jazz history with educational programs for all ages, interactive exhibits and research facilities as well as musical performances.</br>Listen to some of the top New Orleans contemporary jazz artists in the live music hall on the third floor. The advanced acoustics enhance your experience while the performance is recoded to be kept in the historical archives. Concerts, evening programs and special events also are held in the ultramodern performance venue on the third floor. A National Park Service ranger contact center and the Louisiana Historical Center are on-site; the service holds daily programs of live music at the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park.</br>
Exhibits $6; $5 (students with ID, senior citizens and active military with ID); free (ages 0-6). Fees for performances vary; phone ahead.
Station: French Market
Hours: Open Tues.-Sun. 10-4:30. NPS ranger contact center Tues.-Thurs. 10-4:30, Fri.-Sat. 10-4. Historical center Tues.-Fri. 10-noon and 1-4, other times by appointment. Performance times vary; phone ahead. Closed Mardi Gras Day and state and federal holidays.