For Black History Month 2013, the Louis Armstrong House Museum features 40-minute guided tours that explore Armstrong’s life using private photographs, manuscripts and audiotapes. Visitors will learn how Armstrong impacted the civil rights movement both as an artist and an advocate.
And during Black History Month 2013, each visitor will receive a rare photograph of Armstrong at the Suburban Gardens in New Orleans in 1931, a groundbreaking moment in Civil Rights. An exclusive excerpt from Louis’ own, never-before-published manuscript is printed on the reverse. Complimentary while supplies last. (Limit – one per visitor, please.)
Although born into stark poverty Armstrong became a superstar. He was the father of jazz, made hit records for five decades, appeared in thirty films and hundreds of television and radio shows, and performed at sold-out concerts across the globe. Yet, due to his innate humility and generosity, he lived most of his life in a modest house in the working class neighborhood of Corona, Queens. Learn what stories his house can tell!
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, New York. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. Groups of 8 or more should call 718.478.8274 or visit www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org to make a reservation.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is closed on all Mondays and the following Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. It is always open on the 4th of July, in honor of Louis’s traditional birthday.
Parking is available within the neighborhood and the Museum is accessible by subway via the 7 Train.
Admission is $10.00, $7.00 for seniors, students and children, and free to LAHM members and children under 4.