Louis Armstrong's Home Jazzes Up the Neighborhood With Holiday Tours

By Katie Honan on December 5, 2013 3:34pm 

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 The holiday tour features recordings from the Armstrong family during Christmas.
Louis Armstrong House Holiday Tours
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CORONA — The holidays are in full swing at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, which will be celebrating Christmas like Satchmo did when he lived in his 107th Street home.

The Historic Holiday House tour is a guided tour of Armstrong's house, where he lived in with his wife, Lucille, from 1943 until his death in 1971.

The home features rare audio clips from Armstrong's personal recordings of his family during Christmas, and will be decorated with the same decorations his family used.

It's also one of seven historic houses on of the Queens HIstorical Society's "Holiday Splendor" on Dec. 8.

Guests will ride in a trolley to visit some of the borough's oldest buildings, including the Lewis Latimer House and Flushing Quaker Meeting Hall, which will be decked out in lights and other festive cheer.

Armstrong's holiday house tour runs through Dec. 29, with tours running on the hour. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m to 5 p.m and weekends from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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