Music Enthusiasts will Love the Extensive Jazz Collection at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans!
Founded in 1906, the Louisiana State Museum has grown as it continues its mission to collect, preserve, interpret and present Louisiana's rich culture and history. With its more than 450,000 artifacts and works of art, it is the place to go when visiting Louisiana to gain insight into everything that makes up the history, culture and beauty of the state. The museum includes many special focus history museums including the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans which is the only mint to produce American and Confederate coinage.
For a special treat while visiting the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans, check out the Jazz Collection. The collection chronicles the music and careers of those who have created it and is the largest of its kind. You'll find some 12,000 photos from the days of early jazz along with recordings, paintings and more!
After a day exploring the past at the Old U.S. Mint Louisiana State Museum, stop by for a delicious dinner of wine-inspired New Orleans cuisine at Le Meritage within the Maison Dupuy Hotel in the French Quarter. Complete your day and enjoy an overnight stay at one of the most unique New Orleans hotels in the Vieux CarrÃ© District. For distinctive New Orleans accommodations, visit the Maison Dupuy website or call us at 1-800-535-9177.