Open for Tours
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.
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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.
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Armstrong Now! 2022 Artists-in-ResidenceMathew Whitaker and Alain Lauture
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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
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.
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