7. Queens College is Home to a Jazz Icon

Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum

One of the many institutions that belong to the Kupferberg Center complex is the Louis Armstrong House Museum, which focuses on the life and music of Louis Armstrong and is located in his former home in Corona. The museum is partially funded by Queens College and is a registered historic landmark. Visits to the museum (which have also been offered to members of Untapped Cities Insiders in recent months) include a 40-minute guided tour of the house and adjacent garden. It is truly an underrated gem of jazz history that is conveniently nestled in the heart of Queens.