New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park was established to pay homage to the city's musical history, which contributed to its fascinating and diverse culture that draws visitors from around the globe. The park highlights early jazz musicians who influenced a legendary shift from slow, conservative tunes to lively, bold sounds that were more exciting and encouraged dancing. Historic hotspots known for playing jazz music, such as the Iroquois Theater and Frank Douroux's Little Gem Saloon, are also featured and credited with playing significant roles in solidifying jazz as the official music genre of New Orleans. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

At New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, you can explore the rich history and culture of the jazz scene that's made "The Big Easy" a one-of-a-kind destination for every kind of music lover. Tours of the park are available year-round, and the visitor center is a great place to start your exploration of this unique park. This location features a video history of the park and photo exhibits along with memorabilia and ranger-led talks. Live events are held at the park along with walking self-guided tours that take you to different areas of the city for a full-on jazz education. Some of the places you'll visit are Canal Street, Lafayette Square District, Vieux Carre / Decatur Street, and Central Business District. 

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How To Get To New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

From Baton Rouge, get on I-10 E towards New Orleans, and then take Exit 235A for Basin Street. Take the loop from Basin Street onto Toulouse Street. Follow Toulouse Street to N Decatur. Go left, and then veer slightly right to stay on N Decatur going towards N Peters Street. The park will be on your right.


916 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Fee: Entry fee $0

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is an excellent place to immerse yourself in the vast culture and musical history of Louisiana's most famous city. Exploration of the surrounding areas in the French Quarter and the Garden District gives you further insight into the mystical wonder and allure of New Orleans. If you're interested in seeing and doing everything in "The Big Easy," an RV is the perfect way to rest, relax, and take in the sights at your leisure.