Open for Tours
Tours resume on Thursday, January 6th, 2022.
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.
In addition to our in-person tours, concerts and community gatherings, our mission also lives online.
Welcome to Armstrong At Home virtual programs:
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.
NEW! The NYTimes reports on the Museum’s National Endowment for the Humanities Award. In partnership with Flushing Town Hall, the Kupferberg Center and community scholars and musicians, the museum will explore the creation of a digitized jazz and hip-hop map of Queens.
Pops is Tops 2021 – Our longest running program, check out this free, award-winning children’s concert that’s great for adults too!
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.
Armstrong Now – Contemporary artists inspired by Armstrong’s life and legacy
Check out our careers page.
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.
The bottom line of
any country in the world is
‘What did we contribute to the world?’