11/27/11

Holiday Tours Available at Louis Armstrong House Museum

Guests will hear Armstrong’s reading of “The Night Before Christmas”

The house that Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille called home since 1943 is offering special guided holiday tours from December 1 through December 31. In keeping with Louis and Lucille’s tradition, the mid-century house will be brightly decorated for the holidays.

Museum tours showcase the art, music and magical voice of Louis Armstrong. This holiday season, audio clips from Louis’ homemade recordings will include a rare at-home reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Satchmo himself. Visitors will also hear a recording of “Zat You Santa Claus” and Louis listening to Nat King Cole sing “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth,” with Louis chiming in for an impromptu duet.

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Melissa Mergner

Inside the Louis Armstrong House

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Avenue in Corona, Queens, New York. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. Guided 40-minute house tours start every hour on the hour. The last tour of the day is at 4:00 pm. The gift shop, exhibit area and garden can be explored before or after the tour. No reservations are necessary for individuals but groups of 8 or more should call ahead to reserve at 718.478.8274.

Admission is $10.00, $7.00 for seniors, students and children and free LAHM members and children under 4. Groups with reservations enjoy a discount on admission. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is closed on all Mondays and on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Visit Louis Armstrong House for more information.

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