Open for Tours

Thursday – Saturday only. Limited hours. Masks required. Advanced ticket sales required. More details here. Purchase tickets here.

For two weeks in December, experience exclusive archival material unveiling the holiday season for the Armstrongs throughout the years.

Louis Armstrong’s private recordings and his abundantly documented life allow us to share today eventful moments during the holidays at home and abroad. During this tour, listen to the story of Armstrong’s first Christmas tree, samples of his masterful interpretation in holiday records, and historic photographs that reveal details of his eclectic career and travels decade by decade.

The historic home will be decorated to honor Lucille Armstrong’s efforts to bring the holiday spirit and the feel of home everywhere they went.

The Holiday House tour will be available from
December 8-17, Thursday-Saturday from 11AM-4PM. 

Purchase tickets here.

Jazz history comes to life in Corona

Louis Armstrong was one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world when he chose the working-class neighborhood of Corona, Queens to be his home in 1943. We preserve Louis and Lucille’s home, now a historic site and world-class museum. We also provide access to Mr. Armstrong’s extensive archives, develop programs for the public that educate and inspire and host performances with multi-disciplinary artists from around the world.

PAST EVENTS

We had an amazing Un-Gala at Dizzy’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Thank you for supporting the Museum! Want to join us? Add your support here!

Featuring

Armstrong Now! 2022 Artists-in-ResidenceMathew Whitaker and Alain Lauture

Community

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Armstrong Now!

Season 1 Trailer:

The ARMSTRONG NOW 2022 Artist-in-Residence program contextualizes Louis Armstrong’s contributions within historical and 21st Century constellations of Black making, thinking, and vitality.  The residency provides emerging artists with a platform to create new work inspired by the vast collection of artifacts and documents in the Armstrong Archives. Learn More!

Welcome to Armstrong At Home virtual programs:

In addition to our in-person tours, concerts and community gatherings, our mission also lives online.

NEW! The Louis Armstrong House Museum digital guide. Explore more of the life and career of Louis Armstrong from anywhere, anytime with the Louis Armstrong House Museum digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Explore this guide before or after your visit! Download the Bloomberg Connects App.

That’s My Home – Curated Archive Stories  We recently surpassed 100,000 views! New stories arrive regularly.

Voices of Freedom – An education series that explores the role of art as a vehicle for social change through the lens of Louis Armstrong.

Board Chair, Jerome Chazen

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is saddened to share the passing of our friend and Board Chair, Jerome Chazen, at the age of 94. Chazen, pictured above with Armstrong, was one of the few living who had met and connected with him. Louis Armstrong House Museum Executive Director Regina Bain states: “Jerry Chazen was an accomplished businessman, but I know him because he loved and respected Louis Armstrong. His heart glowed when he listened to Armstrong play or heard his stories. As the Board chair of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, he was a fierce advocate for the Armstrong legacy and all that it represents: artistic genius, community inclusion, support of young people and joy. As a Black, non-Jewish woman the word “mensch” is not a part of my cultural heritage. Nevertheless, I feel deeply in my heart that this man was a mensch – a man of deep integrity and honor. I am proud to have known him.” We at the Louis Armstrong House Museum will carry on in his memory, remaining dedicated and devoted to Armstrong’s legacy just as he was. We send our deepest condolences to the Chazen family.

 

 

 

A musical Immortal

The 20th century produced no shortage of legendary instrumentalists and vocalists but Louis Armstrong is the only figure who completely changed the way people played music on their instruments and he completely changed the way people sang. Perfecting the concept of the improvised solo, popularizing the use of scat singing, defining the concept of swing–those are just some of the ways Louis Armstrong changed jazz, and American popular music–during his lifetime.

Learn about Louis

The bottom line of

any country in the world is

‘What did we contribute to the world?’

We contributed

Louis Armstrong

Tony Bennett

Louis ArmStrong House Museum

34-56 107th Street

Corona, NY 11368

718-478-8274

103 St-Corona Plaza


Please note: The research collections of the Louis Armstrong House Museum are housed at Queens College (65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY). Viewing of research collections is available by appointment only.