Louis and Lucille Armstrong lived in this modest house from 1943 until his death in 1971. Operated as a historic house by the City University of New York’s Queens College, the museum also archives Armstrong’s writings, books, recordings, and other memorabilia, as well as maintains an active concert schedule.
Louis Armstrong House Museum Information
- Public Transportation: Good (easily accessible via the 7 subway at 103 Street/Corona Plaza)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Fair (The entire ground floor, which includes the Welcome Center, museum store, exhibit area, and restrooms is wheelchair-accessible. The historic house tour, however, requires the ability to climb two sets of steep stairs and to stand for 40 minutes. Visitors unable to take the tour receive a virtual tour instead.)
- Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon– 5 p.m., closed Monday
- Admission: $8, seniors (65+), students and children $6, larger groups $6 per person, members and children under four free
- Basic Tour: Required and included in price of admission
- Audio Tour: Virtual tours are available and included in the price of admission
- Membership: Individual membership is $45 and all members receive the following benefits: free admission to the museum, a 10% discount on museum store purchases, a subscription to Dippermouth News (the museum newsletter), and invitations to members-only events. Discounted senior, student, neighbor, and family memberships are also available.