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 Travel Tips
- Additional contact No: +1 800-568-6868
Entrance Ticket Details For The Old U . S Mint
- Adults: $6
- Students/ Senior/ Military: $5
- Children: free
How to Reach The Old U . S Mint
- By Bus: Decatur at Barracks
- By Tram: French Market Station
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi
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9.57% 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
The Old U . S Mint Reviews & Ratings
Not big but some great features. Louis Armstrong's first cornet on display. Great room dedicated to drumming in New Orleans history. A whole room dedicated to Prof Longhair.. fascinating. Also interesting venue in the Old Mint building with exhibition. Only $6 for a real piece of jazz and NOLA history.
This jazz museum was pretty alright. The temperature thought the building was very odd, constantly having to take on and off my jacket. The actual exhibits were pretty cool. But the place had an overall kind of weird vibe to it. Plus some of the audio listening machines were very odd and not even working sometimes. Could be improvements.
Incredible place. A time travel thru the sounds of Jazz. Louis Armstrong trumpet is there and Fat Dominoes piano too. Located in the French Quarter. Must see. Value exhibit same building which houses the rich musical history was formerly the US Mint building . Morgan's Silver Dollars were produce here from silver rounds. Nice seeing so much history in one building
This is a very nice place to visit! They’ll at times have events set up outside as well. I recommend stopping by here if you’re touring New Orleans or if you live here and are looking for something to do!
It is really an embarrassment to the state of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans to leave this museum in the way it is now. Most of the exhibition were closed and the open one has nothing to offer, except of some pictures and couple instruments. It was a disappointment to me and my family visiting this museum. What the museum offering is almost close to nothing compare to the rich history of Jazz. I think the City of New Orleans should invest little bit more on this museum other wise it's a shame to ignore such a beautiful part of the city culture and the amazing music.