We visited on a weekday, having arrived a day early for a Mets game. My wife & I are both music teachers, and we were very excited to visit here. An easy walk from the Holiday Inn Laguardia where we stayed, we arrived to find it uncrowded. Bought tickets and waited in the gift shop. It starts with a brief video, then you are guided upstairs to the house he and his wife lived out their days in. First, a mention of the sign on the wall, since it bears repeating; To take the tour you need to be able to climb two steep sets of stairs & stand on your own for almost an hour. If you're not able, your tourmates will be very nervous, and hopefully be as kind to you as we were. OK, the tour itself was simply not like anything I've ever done. Not a museum, it is their house, as it was in the 70's. You'll see their rooms decorated as they were, and feel what it was like to have been graciously welcomed by an international superstar who lived a very simple life in Queens. You will hear recordings of Louis talking into his tape deck, and it will give you chills. If you are a music history buff, a fan of jazz, or just love to be transported back in time, this place is for you.
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