New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Overview

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park was established to celebrate the origins and evolution of America's most widely recognized indigenous musical art form. A story rich with innovation, experimentation, controversy and emotion, the park provides an ideal setting to share the cultural history of the people and places that helped shape the development and progression of jazz in New Orleans. Through interpretive techniques designed to educate and entertain, New Orleans Jazz NHP seeks to preserve information and resources associated with the origins and early development of jazz in the city widely recognized as its birthplace.

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Seasonality / Weather

Summer: High humidity, temperatures average 85 F, but can reach 100 F. Fall: Mild from October to December. 70 F to 80 F. Winter: Generally mild. Can reach low 30 F and 40 F during January and February. Spring: Temperatures and humidity start rising again.

Directions

Driving: 

Plane - New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Car - Visitor Center from the East: Interstate I-10 to exit 236 Esplanade. South to Decatur. West to North Peters.

Visitor Center from the West: Interstate I-10 to exit 235 Canal.South to Decatur. East to North Peters.

From the Crescent City Connection: US 90, exit Tchoupitoulas east to North Peters.

Public Transportation - New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) - Decature St. lines.