New Orleans, Louisiana: Fats Domino's Waterlogged Piano

Fats Domino's baby grand piano was a wreck after Hurricane Karina flooded his home in 2005. It was restored and put on display in 2017.

New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint

Address:
400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA
Directions:
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint. On the south side of Esplanade Ave. just before it reaches Elysian Fields Ave. and the Mississippi River.
Hours:
Tu-Su 10-4:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
504-568-6993
Admission:
Free
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Fats Domino's restored piano.

Fats Domino's Waterlogged Piano

Fat's Domino's Waterlogged Piano was restored by the Louisiana State Museum and the Louisiana Museum Foundation by removing the mold, mildew, and rust (which required a complete disassembly). The restored instrument now resides in an exhibit about music at the Old U.S. Mint. In addition, you can see instruments played by Dr. John and Louis Armstrong.

[Agent Summer, 07/11/2017]

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