New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park: This month’s National Park Getaway

Park ranger and youth brass band holding up junior ranger badges
Musicians of all ages and experience levels are welcome to bring their instruments and join in the celebration of music.

NPS Photo/Joe Stolarick

News Release Date: February 1, 2017

Contact: Kristy Wallisch, 504-382-0296

New Orleans, La. – Come to the city where jazz was born and visit the National Park Service site that traces its story from West African drums to modern influences. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is small in size, but it tells a story as big as America.

Take a ranger-led walk and discover the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ French Quarter while learning about the unique mix of European, West African, and American Indian influences that created the city’s culture—and created jazz too. Stand among buildings dating back nearly 200 years and imagine yourself in the multicultural city around 1900, hearing the exciting strains of a new kind of music. Read more

The National Park Getaways series helps people find new places to connect with nature, history, family, and friends. This month’s Getaway featuring New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is the 266th installment in the series.


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Last updated: February 1, 2017

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