'Tis The Season ... Special Holiday House Tours from Dec. 3 - Dec. 29, 2013, featuring rare at-home recordings of Louis Armstrong!

Posted on: Nov 26, 2012 -- Last updated on: Oct 21, 2013

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Join us for holiday cheer at Louis’s house! In keeping with Louis and Lucille's tradition, the house will be brightly decorated for the holidays.  Our Holiday Historic House Tours will feature rare audio clips from Louis's personal recordings of himself and family celebrations at home.

The Historic Holiday House Tour is a 40-minute, guided interpretive tour of the only preserved home of a jazz legend in the world. Louis Armstrong House is a National Historic landmark and New York City landmark. Trained docents lead the Historic House Tours. All of the furnishings are original giving the feeling that Louis and Lucille just stepped out for a minute since no one has lived in the house since Louis and Lucille Armstrong.

Unique Holiday Gifts

The Louis Armstrong House Museum Store is the perfect destination for unique holiday gifts to jazz up the holiday season. One treasure is the Louis Armstrong Ambassador Series CDs from Sweden, which contain rare and previously unreleased recordings. The Ambassador CDs feature Louis Armstrong on the radio, Louis live at Carnegie Hall, Louis with Benny Goodman's sextet, Louis jamming with Fats Waller and much more. The Museum is the world’s exclusive distributor of Ambassador CDs -- they are not sold in any other store.

The Museum Store’s CD collection also includes: Satchmo at Symphony Hall 65th Anniversary: The Complete Performances, a legendary concert issued in complete form for the very first time thanks to the Museum’s Gösta Hägglöf Collection, and Louis Armstrong - The OKeh, Columbia and RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933, a 10-CD set featuring Armstrong's most famous early recordings in one box.

The Museum Store features many one-of-a-kind gifts including Armstrong T-shirts, caps, tote bags, and a “West End Blues” Frisbee that looks like a 78-record. Books, children’s books, CDs, and DVDs provide one-stop shopping for “everything Armstrong.” Foodies will be delighted to learn that the Museum is the northeast’s exclusive distributor of “Jazzmen Rice” (an aromatic jasmine rice grown in Louisiana), which displays a picture of Armstrong on the front of the bag.