The Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House Museum preserves and promotes the legacy of Louis Armstrong by welcoming visitors to the Armstrong’s perfectly preserved home, by maintaining the world’s largest single jazz musician research collections, and by presenting a wide array of cultural and educational programs.  Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille purchased a modest home in the working-class neighborhood of Corona, Queens in 1943, where they lived for the rest of their lives. As Louis himself said, “I saw three generations come up on that block. And they’re all with their children, grandchildren, they come back to see Uncle Satchmo and Aunt Lucille.”

Since 2003, this National Historic Landmark has been open to the public six days per week with lead support provided by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and Queens College/CUNY. The Research Collections are an invaluable resource for researchers from around the world and are the first place that students, scholars, record companies, publishers, and television producers go for information on Louis Armstrong. The Armstrong campus in Corona Queens is growing to include a new Education Center scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. Musicians and fans consider a visit to the historic home an important pilgrimage to a place that still radiates the spirit of this international icon. Though Armstrong passed away nearly 50 years ago, his impact on music is still felt today, while his speaking out against racial injustice and his incredible generosity of spirit are powerful examples to new generations searching for inspiration to solve some of today’s most intractable challenges. Louis Armstrong is an international role model whose influence transcends time and race. Today, more than ever, it is imperative that Louis Armstrong’s legacy lives on so future generations can learn about and value his “wonderful world”.

34-56 107 STREET, CORONA, QUEENS, NY 11368
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