• Wendell Brunious and band perform at the Old U.S. Mint

    New Orleans Jazz

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Plan Your Visit

Visitors enjoy park program

Visitors enjoy a park program.

NPS photo

Located in the heart of New Orleans French Quarter, the park's primary visitor center is located at 916 N. Peters Street and is a good starting point to learn about our diverse opportunities to learn about the history and culture of New Orleans jazz. Ranger-led demonstrations, talks, video documentaries and live music are held at both our visitor center and the Old U.S. Mint five days a week. Stop by and listen for awhile. The Old U. S. Mint, located at 400 Esplanade Avenue, features a world class performance venue and jazz museum on the second and third floors.

Did You Know?

Sketch of New Orleans' Congo Square

Congo Square, near the future site of New Orleans Jazz NHP, was one of only 2 areas in the United States where African drumming, singing, and dancing was permitted during the mid-eighteenth to nine-teenth century.