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:|
34-56 107th St
|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|