Louis Armstrong House Museum

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Pilgrims to the two-story house where the great Satchmo lived from 1943 until his death in 1971 will find a shrine to the revolutionary trumpet player—as well as his wife’s passion for wallpaper. Her decorative attentions extended to the interiors of cupboards, closets, even bathroom cabinets. The 45-minute tour is enhanced by audiotapes of Amstrong that give much insight into the tranquil domesticity he sought in the then-suburban neighborhood: a far cry from the glamorous life he could have led.
Venue name: Louis Armstrong House Museum
Contact:
Address: 34-56 107th St
New York

Cross street: between 34th and 37th Aves
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat, Sun noon–5pm
Transport: Subway: 7 to 103rd St–Corona Plaza
Price: $10; seniors, students and children $7; children under 4 free
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