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Louis Armstrong House Museum

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Address: 3456 107th St, Corona, NY 11368-1226
Phone Number: +1 718-478-8274
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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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What a Wonderful Home!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Madison, WI
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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Feltham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fascinating look at how this international jazz star lived at home in the 65 days of the year when he was not on tour. The house has been preserved as it was at the time of the death of Satchmo's fourth wife. Lucille Wilson's Pucci dress is still hanging in the closet. There is also an ante-room... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

As the other reviews have said - fantastic to have the house where the great man lived preserved exactly as Lucille left it. You could feel the warmth and love of their relationship in the house. We were tickled by Louis' love of bling - the bathroom, etc. - and his recordings of himself: a fantastic life of which he... More 

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Beckenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A half hour subway on Line 7 from mid-town and a ten minute walk from the Corona stop takes you to Armstrong's home in a modest, now rather run down, working class neighbourhood, now largely Hispanic. From the outside the house looks more solid than most around but is unexceptional. Inside it is not large but fairly lavish, particularly the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

An absolutely charming look into how Pop's lived when rarely at home. Jazz concerts are held in his garden where he used to jam with all the greats who lived in Queens - and they serve his favorite dish - Red Beans & Rice.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

What a gem! I found out about the house by coincidence and had a great experience. I visited the museum in the morning on a weekday, so I was the only tour participant. My guide was knolwegable and enthusiastic with great attention to detail. To think the house has been preserved amost exactly the way Louis Armstrong's wife Lucille left... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The museum is located in a work working class neighborhood, Corona , Queens, NYC on a residential street. It is the first and only home owned by Satchmo and his last wife. It is all kept in the original condition from the 1970s when he died. They have guided tours as part of admission. You cannot view the home without... More 

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Thank Marty O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Louis Armstrong's home in Corona is now a museum filled with memorabilia and the original furnishings, even including the kitchen. The guides are very informative and one learns a great deal about the man and his music. Any music lover will have a wonderful visit.

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Monett, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a few hours while waiting for our plane to take off and saw that the Louis Armstrong Museum was in walking distance from our motel. The home is left exactly as it was when Louis lived in it. The tour guide was very informative and it reminded me a bit of the Graceland tour that I went on... More 

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