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Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour

New York, United States
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English

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New York City's Harlem neighborhood is booming with history, but if you’re exploring on your own, you might miss out on some key details of the area. This Harlem gospel multimedia walking tour takes you to a gospel-accompanied church service and shows you around Harlem with a guide who’s lived in the neighborhood their whole life. Plus, you’ll start with a light breakfast and watch a video before you set out.
  • A small-group tour makes for an intimate way to explore the neighborhood
  • Learn about Harlem’s history from a guide who's lived there their whole life
  • Enjoy a light breakfast, and attend a classic gospel service at a local church
  • Pickup is available from all NYC hotels for a stress-free start
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Tour conducted by Harlem born-and-raised tour guide who has lived in Harlem entire life
Storage place for luggage and bags
Walking tour complimented with portable video and audio
Tours start with light morning snack, water, juice, and coffee
Hotel Pickup

Departure Point

104 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026, USA

Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center can be reach by #2 & #3 trains on red IRT lines of NYC subway. 212 280-7888. 104 Malcolm X Boulevard, between 115th - 116th Street.

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Return Details

253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Place available to leave bags and belongings inside Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center while on tour
  • Place available to use restrooms and charge cell phones and other devices inside Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Harlem Heritage Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


28 Reviews
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A very enjoyable and informative experience
, Aug 2021
Neal (our tour guide) did an outstanding job delivering, in his unique way, a very informative historical perspective on Harlem. The church gospel experience was very enjoyable as well. Definitely a worth while experience
Harlem through History
, Jul 2021
The walking tour was a highlight. If the church service with the Gospel Choir hadn't taking so much time--and if there wasn't so much wasted time waiting to start the tour, it would have been even better and we could have seen a lot more.
A very worthwhile tour.
David S
, Oct 2019
The tour was led by two people. First, we were met by Andi, a 91 year old gentleman, former actor and historian, who greeted us and gave us an introductory talk, and accompanied us to the church, where we attended the service for about an hour. You can go to such a service on your own, but as a first-timer, it may feel a bit intimidating, and it was nice to have someone in the know accompanying you. (Visitors usually sit on a special balcony, where the rules are less strict than in the main hall, which is called the sanctuary, and you don't have to stay for the full 2.5 hour service). The church was a historically significant one, as we learnt later, but then, those streets are chock full of important history. Next, we were introduced to our tour guide, Neal, a.k.a. Mr Harlem, who led us on a tour of the neighborhood and explained its history, including a walk through the housing projects where he himself grew up. (Andi also accompanied us on the tour, rounding up stragglers.) He accompanied the tour with music, sometimes just while we were walking along, but often with lyrics that he then carefully elucidated to point out their relevance to the area. Neal has a larger-than-life personality and a good speaker, taking care to speak clearly. People passing by kept greeting him and waving, and/or adding their own comments or stories. The tour helped us get the feel of the area and made us like it very much. I feel it was money very well spent to get a much richer experience of the area than we would have on our own. This tour was one of the definite highlights of our trip to New York and I recommend it warmly.
una experiencia única!
, Jul 2021
Excelente tour, excelente el guía local. Una experiencia increíble. Fue la primera misa que se celebraba luego del cierre durante la pandemia.

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