Is there a Louis Armstrong or a jazz fan in your household, then don’t miss this special guided holiday tours of Louis Armstrong’s home in Corona Queens happening through December 31.
“Whether you are interested in arts & design, a student or fan of music, a history buff or looking for something to do with the kids, the Louis Armstrong House Museum will charm you and tell the story of an American icon” says Michael Cogswell, Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.
Louis Armstrong House Museum Tours
The historic house tour is a 40-minute, guided interpretive tour of the only preserved home of a jazz legend and African American in New York City that showcases the art, music and magical voice of Louis Armstrong in his mid-century home. As was with Louis and Lucille’s tradition, the house will be brightly decorated for the holiday season.
Louis Armstrong House is a National Historic landmark and New York City landmark. Trained docents lead the historic house tours. All of the furnishings are original giving the feeling that Louis and Lucille just stepped out for a minute since no one has lived in the house since Louis and Lucille Armstrong,
When: Now through December 31, 2011
Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; tours start every hour on the hour. The museum will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.
Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm; tours start every hour on the hour.The museum will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.
Where: 34-56 107th Avenue in Corona, Queens.
No reservations are necessary for individuals but groups of 8 or more should call ahead to make a reservation at 718.478.8274.
How to Get There: Take the 7 train to 103 St-Corona Plaza. Choose the exit on the north side of Roosevelt Avenue. Walk north up 103rd Street. Walk two blocks and make a right onto 37th Avenue. Walk 4 short blocks and make a left onto 107th Street. The Museum is on the left side, 1/2 block north of 37th Avenue. Parking is available within the neighborhood and the museum is accessible by subway as well.
Admission: is $10.00, $7.00 for seniors, students and children and free LAHM members and children under 4. Groups with reservations enjoy a discount on admission.
More about the museum here www.louisarmstronghouse.org