History & Culture

Ranger Jack and John Jarvis
Canal Street Map

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Ranger Led Jazz History Walking Tour
Explore the French Quarter and the History of Jazz with our Ranger led Jazz walks that begin at the NPS visitor center locqated in the Old U.S. Mint.
These tours, given at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday delve into the elements that helped to create the music of Jazz.

 
People of Traditional New Orleans Jazz - Louis Armstrong

Photo Courtesy Hogan Jazz Archives

People of Traditional New Orleans Jazz
Numerous musicians were key players in the development and progression of New Orleans jazz. Culture, ethnicity, neighborhoods, and families all played a role in shaping each performers contribution to the music. Explore these short profiles of New Orleans jazz pioneers and learn how each one shaped the music.

 
Trombonist Wendell Eugene, Oral History participant
Trombonist Wendell Eugene, Oral History participant

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Oral History Project
The New Orleans Jazz NHP has collected oral histories from over 200 New Orleans musicians, and the work continues. Oral history interviews can currently be viewed at the Williams Research Center or the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University.
 
BB Armstrong Park
Historical Places of Interest

Jazz developed in neighborhoods all over the City of New Orleans. Click on the link above to delve into information concerning many of the formative places in the artforms musical development.
 
Link to Smithsonian

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Click on this Link to The National Museum of American History for an Informative look at Today in Jazz History.
This website, hosted by the Smithsonian Institute, brings gems of information concerning the History of Jazz across the Nation.
 
Smithsonian

National Museum of American History

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:

(504) 589-4841
The visitor center phone is answered during normal operating hours 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (closed on Mardi Gras and on federal holidays).

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