The New Orleans Jazz Museum - New Orleans Mint and its collection

The New Orleans Jazz Museum - New Orleans Mint
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The New Orleans Mint ( French : Monnaie de La Nouvelle-Orléans ) operated in New Orleans , Louisiana , as a branch mint of the United States Mint from 1838 to 1861 and from 1879 to 1909. During its years of operation, it produced over 427 million gold and silver coins of nearly every American denomination , with a total face value of over US$ 307 million. It was closed during most of the American Civil War and Reconstruction . After it was decommissioned as a mint, the building has served a variety of purposes, including as an assay office , a United States Coast Guard storage facility, and a fallout shelter . Since 1981 it has served as a branch of the Louisiana State Museum . Damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, after over two years of repairs and renovations, the museum reopened in October 2007. Exhibits include instruments used by some of New Orleans' notable jazz musicians, photographs, and posters, now part of the New Orleans Jazz Museum . The site is also a performance venue for jazz concerts, in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and the private Music at the Mint organization. The Louisiana Historical Center is located on the third floor of the building. The center includes collections of colonial-era manuscripts and maps, and primary and secondary source materials in a wide range of media. It is open to anyone with an interest in Louisiana history and culture. The New Orleans Mint has been designated a National Historic Landmark , and it is the oldest extant structure to have served as a U.S. Mint. Along with the Charlotte Mint , it is one of two former mint facilities in the U.S. to house an art gallery .

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The New Orleans Jazz Museum - New Orleans Mint
Esplanade Avenue 400
LA 70116 New Orleans
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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday
9:00 – 16:00
Wednesday
9:00 – 16:00
Thursday
9:00 – 16:00
Friday
9:00 – 16:00
Saturday
9:00 – 16:00
Sunday
9:00 – 16:00

Admission

0 – 6Free
Adults$8.00
Military$6.00
Seniors$6.00
Students$6.00

Groups of 15 or more (with reservations) - 20% discount
School Groups (with reservations) - Free
Purchase tickets for two or more museums - 20% discount
AAA membership discount - 10% discount

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Location & Map

Esplanade Avenue 400, New Orleans

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