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“Big tour of a small house”

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 21 September 2018

The tour that we took of the Louis Armstrong house was excellent. The house itself is ordinary, but filled with interesting possessions of the Mr. Armstrong and his wife, and you learned a lot about his career, passions, and his lifestyle. Our guide, Rafael, was informed, humorous, and with a talent to present the story in an interesting way. For New Yorkers or for tourists, I recommend this attraction and it's also a good excuse to visit Corona, which is a diverse Queens neighborhood with its own charm and good restaurants and bakeries.

2  Thank Brbroose
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Besides a step back a few decades, a visit to the preserved home of Louis and Lucille Armstrong provides a connection to one of America’s greatest cultural figures and the domestic influence of his life partner. 45-minute tours start on the hour.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is the most wonderful place to visit. I am so glad to have found it. We needed something to do for a few hours and I happened to see this museum on the map. My husband and I are big jazz fans and Louis Armstrong holds a special place in his heart. I had no idea it was going to be so special. It is really like you are a guest in Louis and Lucille's home. Everything has been preserved beautifully. It is a real treasure.

1  Thank TESMS
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

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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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The family went to the Louis Armstrong Museum for Father's Day. This was Louis's house that he lived in for the last thirty years of his life. It was a working class neighborhood and he was great to the neighborhood kids. He and his wife filled it with the best technology of the day, but kept it humble outside. Great man and a great story.

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