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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.
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Great"park" that treats the entire city as the park and the location as the visitor center. The performances are interesting and informative. The rangers help you find great music to learn about particular aspects of jazz just like they would help you find a good hike in a traditional park. There is a self guided free audio tour available that is pretty cool as well. As usual, the parks service did a great job!
We visit this place every summer. So many events to chose from throughout the season. Try to coordinate your visit with some of their fantastic festivities. Adults, Children and everything in between can find something. The "Satchmo Fest" featured amazing live jazz and swing bands, crafts for kids, food and souvenir vendors as well. It's located next to the French Market; an outdoor market with all things New Orleans. Great prices for families looking to shop with limited budgets.
The gentleman working was very nice. There was jazz happening down the block that he suggested we see. However, when asked what he could tell us about the park, he didn't seem to have much to say. I think there was a museum on the other side we didn't see, but he didn't say anything about it so I'm not positive.
One of a kind National Park. Come out for their entertaining and educational series by New Orleans greats.
Hear a featured New Orleans musician with the rangers at 2pm Tuesday through Thursday in the theater at the Mint. Enjoy jazz yoga on Saturday. Also west African drumming and dance followed by Music for all ages on Saturday. Have a conversation about origins of jazz or current culture and traditions. Make some music with the rangers. Get tips on where to hear good music. Two ranger stations are open 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday. 400 esplanade and 916 n peters. A one of a kind nps site.
Great place, great people and an amazing gift shop. They have a large program of things going on that will help you to get to know a little bit of New Orleans