The Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116- Map It
(504) 568-6968

AAA Editor Notes

The Old U.S. Mint is at 400 Esplanade Ave. The 1835 structure was a federal mint 1838-61 and was the Confederacy's only mint for a few months in 1861. It continued as a U.S. mint until 1909. The site was renovated in the 1850s and blends Classical Revival and Victorian styles. Now a Louisiana State Museum site, the mint houses the Louisiana Historical Center as well as an internationally renowned jazz collection. The mint also is part of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. A NPS ranger contact center is on-site, and both free and ticketed performances are offered in a live music hall on the third floor.
Exhibits, visitor information and historical center archives free. Fees for Music at the Mint performances vary.
Hours: Open Tues.-Sat. 10-4:30. NPS ranger contact center Tues.-Thurs. noon-4, Sat. 10-4. Historical center Tues. and Thurs. 10-noon and 1-4, Fri. by appointment. Music at the Mint performance times vary; phone ahead. Closed Mardi Gras Day and federal holidays.