Visitor Information

Harlem is the cradle of jazz culture, and home to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and its diverse resources. We offer weekly evening public events featuring a unique blend of thoughtfully curated talks, recordings and live music.

We also encourage you to explore our intimate Visitors Center during the day. Your visit includes an optional short introduction to the current exhibit by our museum’s host. You can browse our digital exhibit of Ralph Ellison’s Record Collection.

We encourage you to listen to the rare live recording sessions from the 1930s and 1940s that comprise our renowned SAVORY COLLECTION, and  are only available at the museum. And finally, you can relax in our lovely reading room and peruse the many books on jazz and Harlem, choose a jazz film from our DVD collection, or listen to one of our 1,000 classic jazz CDs.

Savory Listening: Please call to schedule a Savory Listening to assure access.

ADMISSION: Free (Donation Suggested)

LOCATION:

104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C (between Park & Lexington Avenues)

SUBWAY DIRECTIONS:

Take the Lexington Avenue 4,5 or 6 train to the 125th Street station. From their, walk one block north and one block west to get to the Museum’s location at 104 E. 126th Street.

VISITORS CENTER HOURS:

Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

BORN IN HARLEM PRESENTATIONS

Monday – Friday: 1:00 – 2:00pm

$10.00 per person, 5 person minimum

Learn more here!

INTERESTED IN A GUIDED GROUP VISIT?