New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Short description of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

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New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park in southeast Louisiana, in New Orleans. Short description of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

In southeast Louisiana, in New Orleans

 

This fascinating, musically oriented park serves up the sights, sounds, and settings from where jazz first evolved in America. Elaborate exhibits on the origins, early history, development, and progression of jazz are found throughout the site. Indoor and outdoor stages host a range of live performances, and visitors are invited to participate in interpretive music programs. The park was authorized on October 31, 1994.

 

WHAT TO SEE & DO

Attending concerts, participating in music programs, watching parades, demonstrations, videos. Facilities: Visitor center, movies, guided tours. Book-and-gift shop. Programs & Events: Jazz workshops, conferences, guest lectures, live concerts, jazz-theme walking tours of the French Quarter. Tips & Hints: In late 2003, construction began on the park's new permanent facility in Louis Armstrong Park. Busiest Oct. and Apr.; least crowded July and Aug.

 

FEES & HOURS

Free. Visitor center open Tues.-Sat. 9-5.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

In New Orleans via 1-10 to Exit 236 Esplanade, south to Decatur St., and west to N. Peters St., or via 1-10 to Exit 235 Canal, south to Decatur St., and east to N. Peters St.

 

CONTACTS

New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park (Attention: Superintendent, 419 Decatur, New Orleans, LA 70130, tel. 504/589-4806, fax 504/589-3865, ). New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (2020 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130, tel. 800/672-6124 or 504/566-5011, ).

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park in southeast Louisiana, in New Orleans. Short description of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park