New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans LA 70116
Location Status: Same structure, same use
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The New Orleans Jazz Museum is housed in the historic Old U.S. Mint, which is strategically located at the intersection of the city’s French Quarter and the Frenchmen Street live music corridor. The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates the history of jazz, in all its forms, through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities, and engaging musical performances. The New Orleans Jazz Museum, in collaboration with the Louisiana Museum Foundation and other educational and programming partners, is developing the world’s premier jazz exhibition. It will highlight the tremendous influence of New Orleans jazz on the cultural fabric of the nation and world. For details and to learn how to support the effort, visit

You can hear great music from some of New Orleans’ best contemporary artists at the $4 million, state-of-the-art performance venue on the Mint’s third floor. The near perfect sound environment features advanced acoustics and sound recording equipment designed to enhance the listeners’ experience and record the performance for historical archives. The Museum uses the space for evening programs, solo and small group concerts and special events while the National Park Service offers daily live music programs for local residents and visitors to the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. Learn more and find a calendar of events at Take a virtual tour of the third floor, including dressing rooms and green room, here:

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