The Louis Armstrong House is a historic house museum at 34-56 107th Street in the Corona neighborhood of Queens in New York City. It was the home of Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille Wilson from 1943 until his death in 1971. Lucille gave ownership of it to the city of New York in order to create a museum focused on her husband.
The house was designated a New York City Landmark in 1988 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It now serves as a museum that presents concerts and educational programs, and makes materials in its archives of writings, books, recordings and memorabilia available to the public for research.
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SEW Savvy | Mar 24, 2018
I enjoyed being able to step back in time and listen to the recordings he made of his life & music. There a lovely garden that is adjacent to the museum and I could imagine bringing lunch to picnic there. I also enjoyed the lesson the educator gave to the school group about the sounds of the trumpet and how you play. T
SwinginDrummer | Dec 10, 2017
Visiting Louis' house was an amazing experience. It's not some huge celebrity mansion, it's a fairly modest family house in a residential street, but every aspect inside was created by the Armstrong's for their comfort and it's a place that they obviously loved being. Louis Armstrong was undeniably the most influential musician of the last century and IMHO the greatest musician that this planet has ever produced. He was also a great and generous human being, even casually giving away the trumpet presented to him by the King of England, to a fellow trumpeter who admired it backstage! (that trumpet is now back in the house museum, having been donated by that trumpeters widow). The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable on the subject. This is a very, very special place and I can't wait to visit again when the new visitor centre opens in 2019!
John Scarratt | Jan 13, 2018
An excellent find in Queens. Good value and informative tour. New exhibits coming soon. Worth to visit just to see a time-warp 1970s house, even better that Louis Armstrong lived here for over 30years.
Novi Ismail | Jan 11, 2018
Amazing house and story. One of a kind of museum I like to visit. I love the way Lucille Armstrong decorated their house 😍
David Marcus | Feb 10, 2018
Worth seeing if you're in the area. Probably best visited in the warmer months
Gerard de Vries | Apr 27, 2018
This is a little gem of a museum. If possible I would have given it 6 stars. I knew Louis Armstrong only from his music but this museum brings him to life in a very personal way. I could write a page long review of the museum but I do not want to spoil the surprise to much. I will say that the house is exactly as it was and you get the feeling that the owners can step back in at any moment. This feeling is enhanced even more by the sound recordings that are being played with recordings of Louis by Louis. Add to that a house which was decorated in a very personal way and you will not be disappointed. I think the people that setup this museum and guides that show you around have and are doing a great job. In 2019 the extension should be ready and you will be able to see even more Louis Armstrong memorabilia.
Nicole La | Apr 30, 2018
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! The staff is friendly & knowledgeable. You see their love an appreciation for Mr. Armstrong. I learned a lot & enjoy it immensely.
Thom Hosken | Apr 29, 2018
Must visit when in Queen's. Entertaining, informative and beautifully preserved in time. Hopefully the new venue/performance space under construction opposite will continue to bring people through the doors for years to come.
Pudgy C | May 30, 2018
I went to this house as a school trip. This house is historic and should be advertised more. It is a great piece of history in the music world and a great man, Louis Armstrong. We need to share this part of history with more young people. Great trip!!
Alan Powell | Jun 25, 2018
Absolutely fantastic. One of the best stops on our trip. Our tour guide was a jazz trumpeter himself ( still working in his eighties ) and not only played some for us but also gave the history of cornet versus trumpet. Louis's home was simple on the outside but spectacular on the o side with state of the art appliances cabinets and decorations for that time. If you are going to New York this is a must and well worth your time. We were all very pleasantly surprised and look back as one of the best stops on our jazz trip.
bernardo quege | Jul 4, 2018
A beautiful place to celebrate the legacy of Louis Armstrong; the tour was very nice and it was interesting to see how he once lived. I was also lucky to be there the 4th of July, when there is a concert to celebrate his birthday in the yard with a live jazz concert. A must-go for any music fan!
E. Destine | Jun 28, 2018
One of the most amazing gems in NY! The staff are very knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend Louis Armstrong’s Museum any day. It’s a MUST SEE!!! 😊
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