Dec 2, 2012
Looking for something interesting – and jazzy
- to do for the holiday season? The Louis Armstrong House Museum is
offering special guided Historic Holiday House Tours beginning
December 4th through December 30th with regular museum admission.
These house tours will feature rare audio clips from Louis's
personal recordings of himself and family celebrations at home
including an at-home reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas, A
Visit from St. Nicholas.'' The tours will also feature
seasonal recordings including: “Zat You Santa Claus” and Louis
listening to Nat King Cole sing “All I Want for Christmas is My Two
Front Teeth” with an impromptu duet by Louis himself.
In keeping with Louis and Lucille's tradition, the house will be brightly decorated for the holidays. Free candy canes are included with museum admission.
“We love recreating the holiday joy of Louis and Lucille's home at Christmas time. It’s a great place to bring your friends and family and to take a break from the hustle and bustle that December often brings,” says Michael Cogswell, Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.
The Historic Holiday House Tour is a 40-minute, guided interpretive tour of the only preserved home of a jazz legend in the world. Louis Armstrong House is a National Historic landmark and New York City landmark. Trained docents lead the Historic House Tours. All of the furnishings are original giving the feeling that Louis and Lucille just stepped out for a minute since no one has lived in the house since Louis and Lucille Armstrong.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, New York. The Museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm. No reservations are necessary for individuals but groups of 8 or more should call 718.478.8274 or visit www.louisarmstronghouse.org to make a reservation. Parking is available within the neighborhood and the Museum is accessible by subway via the 7 Train.