The Old U . S MintCurrently Closed
- Address: 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5045686968
- Ticket Price: 6 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
The Old U . S Mint - Review
The Old U.S. Mint houses the Jazz Museum apt to explore when in the birthplace of Jazz music. The collection of the museum includes Louis Armstrong’s first cornet, Edward “Kid” Ory’s trombone, George Lewis’ clarinet, Sidney Bechet’s soprano saxophone and Warren “Baby” Dodds’ drum kit among other items.
Other highlights include rare performance costumes, original photographs and manuscripts, historic recordings and rare film footage.
If you love Jazz music, don’t miss out on this place when in the city.
The Old U . S Mint Information
- Additional contact No: +1 800-568-6868
The Old U . S Mint Ticket Prices
- Adults: $6
- Students/ Senior/ Military: $5
- Children: free
How To reach The Old U . S Mint by Public Transport
- By Bus: Decatur at Barracks
- By Tram: French Market Station
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Old U . S Mint
9.8% of people who visit New Orleans include The Old U . S Mint in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
38.2% of people start their The Old U . S Mint visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Old U . S Mint
68.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Old U . S Mint
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The Old U . S Mint, New Orleans Reviews
An interesting mix of historical artifacts in live performances. It is the only National Park dedicated to a music and cultural form where the Rangers have to be musicians. They also bring in guest artists. They not only play music but give you the culture and the sources from where it comes from. Also in the museum you could see many artifacts that include Louis Armstrong's first trumpet. There is a piano from Fats Domino. And many photographs of artists from the New Orleans and Louisiana area. There are also space is dedicated to artwork such as Clementine Hunter and others on display in the museum. It is well worth a visit and on many days the concerts are free.
The museum appeared in great condition. The temperature within was comfortable, security and plenty of staff upon walking in. It costed us $6.00 each to enter. The exhibits were appealing and filled with knowledge and stories, although small. I truly enjoyed reading about the times surrounded by jazz and the important contributions women made towards increasing the popularity of jazz. If you are a music lover, this is a spot to visit.
The day we visited happens to be Satchmo summerfest. So I am not sure how typical this review will be. The day was fantastic, with music, food, exhibits and activities galore. The food on offer was excellent and inexpensive. I had the best fried chicken I had ever tasted! The kids had a great time doing the activities and listening to the varied music. We left with such good memories from a wonderful day out. Recommended.
Nice place to visit if you want to learn about jazz and how it evolved over the years. Going to the Satchmo festival will allow you to hear different types of jazz and get better insights about jazz. It has a place where kids can make different instruments and do different activities.
I went for an intimate afternoon jazz concert by the lively Vivacity band. The photography exhibit is simply stunning. Check out the afternoon concerts for an authentic, high-quality and affordable jazz experience in NOLA.