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Louis Armstrong House Museum

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Address: 3456 107th St, Corona, NY 11368-1226
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+1 718-478-8274
10:00 - 17:00
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The legacy of the legendary jazz instrumentalist and vocalist, Louis...

The legacy of the legendary jazz instrumentalist and vocalist, Louis Armstrong, is preserved at this Queens museum.

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Simply nice

It was great to see the respite Louis & Lucille Armstrong created for themselves. They could have lived anywhere but chose to live there. It was nice to see how simply they lived... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elk Grove, California
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Elk Grove, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was great to see the respite Louis & Lucille Armstrong created for themselves. They could have lived anywhere but chose to live there. It was nice to see how simply they lived. Granted it was decorated in the 1960s, but I liked to see how they decorated their home. The tour is operated by students from Queens College and... More 

Thank 49ers_Gold
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any fan of Louis Armstrong MUST visit this iconic museum. The tour guides are excellent and informative. Mrs Armstrong saved much of Louie's artifacts and on display. Original music is played during the tour.

1 Thank gordon f
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If you love music and would like to take a look at the house were Satchmo spent a big chunk of his life, you must visit this nice place. Everything is kept exactly as iLouis and his wife Lucille left ir when they passed away. Extremely well informed, the guides will paint a perfect picture of how they lived. Audio... More 

1 Thank RicardoCub
Floral Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This unassuming house in the middle of Corona is the only house that the great Louis Armstrong ever owned. It is a walk through history. My favorite rooms were his library/study and the kitchen, which is turquoise. The house has been beautifully maintained. You can almost hear him sitting out on the balcony and playing for the neighbors. What a... More 

Thank Marabella2014
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Take a trip to Corona. Subway 7 takes you quite near to Louis Armstrong's home, where he lived from the end of the forties to his death in 1971. Now you are in a totally different setting than Manhatten. Everybody seems to speak spanish and the streets are full of of small shops and places to eat the dominican way.... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

You wouldn't think such a place would exist in Corona, but it does, and how fabulous it is. Fans of Jazz and Mr. Armstrong will be enthralled at how well preserved the house is. The kitchen and the office are my favorite parts. It was also touching to see the motorized stair lift they had installed so Louis could make... More 

1 Thank PFandtheFlyers
Virginia Beach, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a simple tour of the house Louis Armstrong and wife living in for a very long time. Not a fancy house but obviously suited to their lives. I recommend for the serious jazz history buff

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Two Key Take-aways: 1) While waiting for the tour, read Louis Armstrong's poignant letter, under glass in the basement museum adjacent to his gold record plaque. Armstrong describes the fruits of living in his simple home, in a working class neighborhood and why he never moved in nearly 30 years. Five pages of humor and heartfelt emotion. 2) Listen to... More 

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Madison, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Be prepared to enter an interactive time capsule. Louis's home is kept at its peak splendor of the time (40's - 70's). You'll feel like it's 1972. Sound recordings of Louis provide the welcome tones of Louis's voice and thoughts. Additionally, the guide we had (Harvey) was most thoughtful and provided a lot of great background info. Besides Harvey, the... More 

Thank Zyxx
Victoria, BC
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Given the celebrity culture we live in, it’s hard to imagine one of the world’s best-known and most recognizable musicians living in a modest house in an unremarkable neighbourhood and being treated as just another resident. Granted, Louis Armstrong was on the road for up to 300 days a year at the time he and his fourth wife, Lucille, moved... More 

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