2. Louis Armstrong House Museum

The kitchen features custom made kitchen appliances. Image from Louis Armstrong Museum courtesy of Shore Fire Media.

Located in Corona, Queens, The Louis Armstrong House Museum celebrates the life and career of jazz musician Louis Armstrong, who once lived in the house with his wife, Lucille. Essentially a private home converted into an exhibition space, the museum holds four major research collections, including Louis’ scrapbooks, photos and manuscripts, among other things. Although some material has been removed and brought to Queens College for preservation, much of the house remains unchanged. Today, the building is both a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark.

TOUR INFO: Tours will be offered every hour on both days.