Central Harlem Mecca of African-American Culture Tour

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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience Highlights

Visit the Harlem neighbourhood and immerse yourself in African-American culture. A local guide will take you to places of interest such as the Apollo Theatre and the Theresa Hotel. Soak up the rich cultural heritage of its streets on a walking tour.

  • Learn all about Harlem's Renaissance-era neighbourhood.
  • A local resident guide will tell you all about African-American history.
  • Visit iconic landmarks like the Apollo Theatre and Speaker's Corner

What’s included

  • Harlem Walking Tour
  • Local and resident guide in Harlem

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Step by Step

Central Harlem is an area steeped in history. Millions of African-Americans arrived in New York in the early 20th century and settled in these streets. Every corner of the neighbourhood is a reminder of that era and this tour will give you the chance to learn all about it.

A local Harlem resident guide will tell you about the importance of this neighbourhood in the Renaissance era. In the early 1900s, a strong cultural, artistic and social movement began to take shape in Central Harlem. It was the meeting place for many poets, painters, musicians, writers and artists in general.

During the tour you will pass important places in the history of New York. Admire the facade of the imposing Theresa Hotel or enjoy the architecture of the stately homes in the historic district. You can visit the African market in Little Senegal or do some shopping at 125th Street Mall.

A highlight of the tour is sure to be a stop at the Apollo Theatre. This iconic venue has hosted the likes of Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, among many others. Today, many artists still queue up at the doors to audition and give their careers a boost.

Central Harlem is a neighbourhood with a lot of life. Join this tour on the day that best suits your trip and learn about the evolution of African-American culture from a local guide.


· 151 Reviews
  • J
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    This tour was the best part of my visit to New York. The truth is that Central Harlem has an incredible activity. The guide was an expert. Very satisfied. As soon as I got back I recommended it to all my friends and acquaintances.
  • G
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    Very good, I learned a lot about the history of the place and the Apollo Theatre.
  • A
    (0 Reviews)
    A lot of history to be shared in the Harlem neighbourhood. The guide was very professional and knowledgeable.
  • S
    (0 Reviews)
    Highly recommended tour!
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