Join us on a Sunday morning in the Black capital of the world and learn about Harlem, its start as a rural Dutch community, its transformation into a summer retreat for New York’s most prominent families, how it then became a Mecca for African American writers and artists at the turn of the century, to its troubled past during the 1960s and 1970s and it’s present day community brimming with pride and reveling in its new renaissance.
Explore legendary Harlem with tour guides intimately familiar with this splendid neighborhood. This tour will take you through the rich and diverse Harlem, from the grand row houses of Striver’s Row to the cobblestone streets of Sylvan Terrace. See Sugar Hill, where famous musicians like Duke Ellington once lived, and go past some of its famous landmarks - the Apollo Theater, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Abyssinian Baptist Church. Then, join a local congregation for the Sunday worship service and experience the soul stirring power of gospel music.
Proper attire is required at church service (no shorts, halter-tops or T-shirts).
4-hour tour on Sunday
9:30am-1:30pm in English narration
9am-1pm in French/German/Italian/Spanish/Portuguese
Location and Directions
Tours begin at Harlem Spirituals Terminal, 690 8th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets in midtown Manhattan
- 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, W, S to Times Square
- A, C, E to Port Authority
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