Join Untapped Cities for a private tour of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens. While touring the immaculately preserved mid-century home, listen to audio clips from Armstrong’s homemade recordings, and hear Louis practicing his trumpet at home, enjoying a meal, or talking with his friends. In addition to viewing the many well preserved rooms of the home and the Armstrongs’ beautiful Japanese-inspired garden, guests will also get to enjoy an exhibit on Louis’s life and legacy. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend this tour for free! Not an insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special New York City events all year long.


  • Visit the den where Armstrong wrote letters, made reel-to-reel tapes and entertained friends and guests, including Queens neighbors Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry
  • See the Armstongs’ custom-made Crown stove in their colorful kitchen built in 1970
  • Discover international souvenirs amassed by the Armstrongs’ in their world travels
  • See the unique mirrored bathroom

DATE: Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 3:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Friday, December 21st at 12 PM EST

Louis Armstrong—the world’s most famous jazz musician—was an international celebrity who could have lived anywhere. Yet in 1943, he and his wife, Lucille, settled in a modest house in Corona, Queens, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. No one has lived in the house since the Armstrongs, and the house and its furnishings remain very much as they were during Louis and Lucille’s lifetime.

Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House is a National Historic and New York City Landmark as well as a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of African American Museums, the Museums Council of New York City, the New York State Museums Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and NYC & Company. The Museum is a constituent of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum

Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum

Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum

Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum

Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 12/21 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 12/21 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at [email protected] so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.