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“Jazz enthusiasts, this is it.”

Louis Armstrong House Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Corona
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The legacy of the legendary jazz instrumentalist and vocalist, Louis Armstrong, is preserved at this Queens museum.
Reviewed 11 February 2018

So much information in the scent of the place. You are there! This was a home and it still feels like a home. Loved this experience.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The best $10 that I've spent since living in New York the past 3 years. This museum is truly remarkable and if you're visiting New York you have to put this on your agenda. When you first get there before you start the guided tour they show you a quick film of Louis Armstrong which is first class. After the film The Tour begins where they take you to the home where Louis and his wife lived until his death. The interior of the home is in mint condition and the tour guy that we had by the name of Chandler was very knowledgeable and explained everything in great detail. There's a really nice gift shop where you can purchase CDs and books another literature about this Legend. Great friendly staff!!!! I plan to go back during the summer when they have concerts as well as the Japanese garden should be in full bloom. Taking the train back home I told other passengers of the great experience I just had. BTW, right around the corner from Louis home is where Dizzy Gillespie lived too.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I was really lucky to have taken the house tour all by myself. The school kids did not show up. The tour guide was really nice and patiently answered all my very specific questions. She knew every detail, which helped making it such an intimate experience.
Couldn't recommend it more!

1  Thank ricardo c
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Reviewed 10 December 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!
Re the visit itself, it's a guided tour, with a small group (the house is intimate and some rooms can't fit more than about 10 people. The tour takes about an hour, I'd allow about 2 hours in total for the visit. You can't take photos inside the house itself,

2  Thank SwinginDrummer
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Visiting this museum was a very sweet and informative experience. A guided tour (offered in Spanish, too) is required, but will give you a very intimate glance into Armstrong and his wife Lucille's life in their humble house. From original furniture to audio recordings of the couple themselves telling stories of each room, you'll feel like you're walking around the home of a really cool relative that you really like.

1  Thank Samiha A
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