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 the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, where exhibits describe the history of jazz and the lives of such artists as Louis Armstrong. 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.