In 1943 international superstar and American icon Louis Armstrong settled in modest house in a working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York City, and lived there for rest of his life. Today the house is National Historic Landmark and museum open six days a week.
Guided historic house tours are given every hour on the hour. In addition, there is an exhibit area. The current exhibit is "Genius at Work: Louis Armstrong in the Recording Studio" and features photos, scores, and artifacts from Armstrong's many recording sessions.
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