About Us

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark. The Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of African American Museums, the Museums Council of New York City, the New York State Museums Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and NYC & Company. The Museum is a constituent of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

The historic site is owned by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Queens College under a long-term license agreement.

The mission of the Louis Armstrong House Museum is to:

• Operate the Louis Armstrong House, a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark, as a historic house museum;
• Collect, arrange, preserve, catalog, and make available to the public materials relating to the life and career of Louis Armstrong;
• Serve as a reference source for information about Louis Armstrong; and
• Present public programs, such as concerts and lectures, that preserve and promote the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong.


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