Located in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, this national and city landmark was the home of New Orleans jazz icon...
moreLocated in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, this national and city landmark was the home of New Orleans jazz icon Louis Armstrong during the latter half of his life. Today, the house also operates as a museum, where much of the house and its furnishings remain just the way Armstrong and his wife, Lucille, left it. The museum is shown only through guided tours, which last 40 minutes and begin every hour. The tour takes visitors through the house, while also playing audio clips from Armstrong's life, such as him practicing his trumpet or eating a meal, among other things. After the 40-minute tour, visitors are welcome to explore the exhibit area and a Japanese garden.less
There can be no argument that Louis Armstrong was a Royal. As the King of Jazz, Armstrong could have lived in palaces anywhere in the world. His wife bought this house eight months before he set foot...more
I enjoyed visiting the Louis Armstrong home for its fine collection of memorabilia (he tended to collect a lot of music-related artifacts during his many trips) and because his wife made sure the...more