This was Louis’s “man cave,” a room where he could write letters, make reel-to-reel tapes and entertain friends and guests, including Queens neighbors Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry.


The striking blue kitchen was installed in 1970 and has become a favorite of many visitors. A lot of red beans and rice were cooked on that custom-made Crown stove!

Living Room

The “international room” of the Armstrong House is filled with possessions picked up from the Armstrongs’ world travels, in addition to vivid paintings of both Louis and Lucille.


Growing up with an outhouse in the backyard of his New Orleans home, Louis must have felt like he really made it in this mirrored bathroom with gold fixtures.


Louis was always proud to tell people about his “wall-to-wall” king size bed in his and Lucille’s private sanctuary.