Louis Armstrong House Museum

Humble spaces are part of the story, even if they are not part of the official tour.

Before you go: Admission is $8 for adults, and $6 for seniors, students, and children.

Street Address: 34-56 107th St
Hours: Tu–F 10a–5p; Sa–Su 12p–5p
Website: www.louisarmstronghouse.org

Getting there: 7 train to 103 St–Corona Plaza

Once you arrive at the museum: tell a staff member that you bear the Key to the City.

Your key will unlock: a room not open to the public.

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  1. Kate says:

    A great treat, especially knowing how important Swiss Kriss was to Louis Armstrong. “Leave it all behind ‘ya!”

    FYI- I believe the tours are every hour.

  2. Anna T says:

    The tour takes about 40mins. It was a beautiful home & loved the sound records. I wish we could have taken pictures…but it wasn’t allowed. They always have an amazing garden for people to enjoy. Love the koi pond.

  3. new jazz says:

    Louis Armstrong is just the greates jazz musician in the world ever. I really love to listen to him. New-Orleans-Jazz for ever!

  4. The Wings says:

    Swiss Kriss “Leave it all behind ya” was Louis Armstrong’s motto and he wasn’t kidding. Just use your key and you’ll know what we mean.

  5. Melissa says:

    Fantastic stop! Wallpapered ceilings! The photo in the bathroom! Amazing!

  6. so cool and funny, loved the tour. the tours are every hour on the hour, so come at least an hour before closing time

  7. Ben's Mom says:

    Got there just before 12noon for the first tour. Just us and the well-informed guide. If you are bringing kids, make sure you hold their hands THE WHOLE TIME. They are most particular about Not Touching Anything (not that we did, just figured guide wasn’t used to kids). The kitchen is COMPLETELY awesome, in pristine shape, and has some great ideas I’d use today! Blender built-in to the counter! Paper towels and foil hidden in the wall! How sensible. Lucille must’ve been a great lady…

  8. DeeDee says:

    i didn’t expect much from the museum… but at the end of the tour – i was jealous of how beautiful lucille renovated the house. definitely gave me some ideas for my future home. amazing spot to share to the public.

  9. JOhn Meyer says:

    A neat surprise for the end! lol

  10. JOhn Meyer says:

    A neat surprise for the end

  11. Matt Gaynord says:

    Be advised the tour takes up to an hour (well worth it) Again no photos :( inside the house They do however let you take a picture of the room your key opens. Tours start on the hour.