New Orleans Jazz Museum

 In 1961, the building located at 1017 Dumaine Street (now the Jazz Cottage Building), came to fame as the first-ever jazz museum in the world. Other discography, portraits, and instruments were collected as part of the permanent exhibit, in addition to the trumpet of Louis Armstrong and the first records of Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Mortin, and Cozy Cole. Originally, the building is said to have been a place for Jazz Funerals with second-line parades to follow. In addition to Sunday services, rooms were rented out by Sister Annie Pavageau, the organist, and choir mistress. The hotel opened during the Jazz Museum years as the Crossbeam Hotel. Today the Jazz Museum is housed within the Louisiana State Museum, but many of the artifacts and collectibles are still displayed in the lobby area of the hotel. 

400 Esplanade Ave 70116 New Orleans United States


Monday Closed

Tuesday 10 AM-4:30 PM

Wednesday 10 AM-4:30 PM

Thursday 10 AM-4:30 PM

Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM

Saturday 10 AM-4:30 PM

Sunday 10 AM-4:30 PM