Louis Armstrong "What a wonderful World" for your listening pleasure as you read.
Age appropriate: 9+, unless your little one is a jazz lover
Cost: We went for free on the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live
Time: About 1 hour-ish to walk through the whole museum
Photography: Not allowed in the house portion
This had to be one of my most favorite museums in all of NYC, if not my favorite. It was not about all the places Mr. Armstrong played or all the famous people he met or even all the fans he had (though we all know he is legend).
|Source--in their den 1970|
The rooms were not roped off, except for two, they had a special rug they asked visitors to step on. It was difficult for my children not to want to touch everything, and they were watchful and kind. My dear husband, a great jazz musician, held my 4-year-old through the entire museum. I think I had a huge excited smile on my face the whole way through, because it gave me a whole new respect for the Armstrongs and just made me feel happy.
Go! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.