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Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour
4.5

Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour

By Harlem One Stop Walking Tours
Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 8-75, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Guided tour by licensed tour guide and Harlem resident
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 700 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10031, USA
    The tour guide will be in front of the Capital One Bank, 700 St Nicholas Avenue, on the NE corner. Directions to the meeting point: Take the UPTOWN A, B, C ,D subway lines to the 145th Street Station. Use the 145th Street to exit station.
End:
  • Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42456P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a walking tour. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • This tour focuses on neighborhood history. It does not include visit to church or music.
  • Tour may be moderately difficult for the physically challenged.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42456P4

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  • Harlem One Stop Walking Tours
    306
    United States
    Joined in March 2012
  • berthab194
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One Of The Best Tours in NYC
    Excellent tour given by Professor William Gibbons, a CCNY professor. I’m a native New Yorker who accompanied out of town friends and even though I lived in the area many years ago while attending medical school I learned and saw so many new things. William was smart, capable and totally perfect as a guide.
    Written 17 May 2024
  • V8947JPerikh
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enthousiaste guide with a lot of knowledge of the area
    Very sympathiek and knowledgeable guide. He showed us the area with many interesting stories. He did his best to show the interior of churches and other buildings resulting in a tour that lasted much longer then was planned.
    Written 30 April 2024
  • Kelgaard
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super walking trip in Harlem and the heights
    We went for this trip at 29th March 2024, and got a super good trip out of it. We were the only 2 people on the trip, so we got our excellent guide for a private tour. He was very knowledgeable and told a lot of stories about the history of the area. We ended up Alexander Hamiltons house where we got a quick tour. This was one of the best trips we had in NYC.
    Written 30 March 2024
  • j_rgenhW7188KP
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour with a great guide
    We enjoyed our tour with William very much. William is very knowledgeable and a great guide. He explained a lot about history, architecture and the social and economic changes that Harlem went through over time. Our tour with William felt like a walk around the neighborhood with a good friend. Thank you very much William! =)
    Written 5 January 2024
  • saoirsehb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ‘Must do’ in NYC
    Fantastic experience - Sunday gospel service was really lovely. Singing was great. Joyce, the tour guide was a Joy. Thank you
    Written 21 December 2023
  • sarabO1051IE
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harlem in a better way
    The tour was perfect, full of curious and interesting facts. We could not have asked for more. Definetly reccomended!!
    Written 10 December 2023
  • O8501OOtracyb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour!
    William was a great tour guide! Learnt so much about the area that I had no idea about. Really recommend this tour to anyone.
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Nathalie M
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience in Harlem
    Good experience - exzellent guide, wir learned a lot about Harlem and the rituals of Gospel and the impotance of it to the members of the congregatoon
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Passport06627812028
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harlem at its best
    We had an amazing and impressive experience of Harlem with William. He is a very kind, committed and competent tour guide. We learned so much about the architecture und the culture of past and present Harlem. The tour with William is 100% recommendable!
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Esmeralda939
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a good tour
    The tour was very good, excellent tour guide . He was knowledgeable ! The gospel experience was not as we expected. We attended a full service in the church , but the sermon was too long and the choir only sang few songs
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Travelinclination
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Harlem experience
    Very knowledgable tour guide that did a good job representing his neighborhood. Even though the event was scheduled for two hours, it took more like 3-4 hours, partly due to the church service being somewhat longer than expected and partly because we were intetested in learning more about Harlem. Can fully recommend this tour, if you’re intetested in the history of Harlem and want to experience a Harlem church service, including gospel singing.
    Written 7 August 2023
  • 817loretoi
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The tour was very interesting. The tour allowed us to discover a less touristy and liveable part of New york. Highly recommended
    Written 28 July 2023
  • 4g63
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour by William.
    Amazing tour led by William. Very in-depth knowledge of the area history, and also inside track on many aspects!
    Written 21 July 2023
  • pauldY8560JK
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great thing to fi
    This was a great tour, especially of the City on a Hill college. William our guide was magnificent. So friendly and knowledgeable. Could not recommend this experience more, for this tour or the Gospel singing experiences either.
    Written 1 July 2023
  • chantal33160
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harlem Gospel to Saint Luke Baptiste Church
    Il was a great experience! We série wellcoming on the communiste who share with us their hapiness to sing and to pray ! We were expexted by a great guide Doris who has been with us all day ! She introduced us to soul food, to a jazz performance in River Park! Il was a unforgetable experience !! Thanks a lot to her !
    Written 19 June 2023
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4.5 of 5 bubbles37 reviews
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Ruth K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Keith Taylor is a fountain of knowledge and deep enthusiasm about the history of Harlem. Our tour was longer than scheduled because he had so much to share. Present-day Harlem is a vibrant, multi-cultural, and fun place, and you'll appreciate its cultural richness more if you walk with Keith.
Written 7 May 2023
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Annalisa T
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Keith Taylor, was very competent and a very nice person. He took good care of us during the tour and could explain a lot of details in a very easy way for non native speaker tourists. I must say his pronunciation and intonation was very easy to follow. I recommend him very much.
Written 13 August 2023
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Denise T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Highly recommend! Excellent, personable guide made history come alive with stories and local perspective. LOVED seeing and learning about each famous music club, legendary musicians. Could have kept on walking for more!
Written 10 July 2024
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Ruslan R
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Ok, maybe that's us. We bought three tickets on Saturday Sep15 2018 visit, and the Friday before we've figured out there's no mention of venue\starting point in the ticket itself. The phone didn't respond, and we assumed it's 502 W 142 St, which is mentioned as a venue on onestopharlem website. The address was closed though, so we didn't get to the tour at all. The phone didn't respond, and there was no obvious fallback option.
Still wondering what was the right way.
Written 16 September 2018
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Dear Rudnevr, According to our log, the tickets were bought from Trip Advisor/Viator who would have issued a confirmation and voucher with details on the meeting point, tour and time. At least, this is the process we have seen with other customers. The RSVP were made for Saturday which is not a normal business day for us -- the physical office is closed but and we should have been reachable by 'phone -- perhaps the tour guide was busy checking in others for the tour at the time. You may want to follow up with Trip Advisor/Viator regarding not be notified of the meeting point in writing on your voucher, and we will do the same. If you are correct in that the information was NOT provided, then you may request a refund from Trip Advisor/Viator as this was the reason for missing the tour. If for some reason, the information was provided but was overlooked by your group, it may be difficult to request and receive a refund.
Written 26 October 2018
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Happy123Wanderer
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Do not book this tour - it is a scam. Called the office, no-one picked up. Called the guide but the voicemail was in Chinese. I wrote an email to complain, but no response was given. Basically ZERO service, but they are quick to take your money.
Written 23 October 2019
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First of all we regret your experience but I doubt you were in touch with our business. I also doubt you were ever our guest. And, I would hazard a guess and say your comment is a scam. We are a legitimate business over 10 years in business, no one of our team speaks Chinese and you would not have had access to our guide's number.
Written 26 October 2019
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Sus
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
I don't know who the guide was but an older black gentleman. It was ok but too slow for my liking, he was quite as slow in the explaining and walking but it was nothing to write home about. If you are short of time skip it
Written 8 August 2019
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Joan
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Really enjoyed the morning walking through Harlem despite the cold and snow! George was friendly, professional and informative. Great to have a local guide and we appreciated his recommendations and stories.
Written 4 January 2018
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maddyhz
Tallahassee, FL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Four of us went to New York to see shows and take in the sights. Fortunately one of our group thought to make reservations for this walking tour. I can’t say enough about what a great choice it was. Our guide George was so knowledgeable, personable, and wonderful. I got the feeling he can connect easily and comfortably with any people who sign up for the tour. As we ambled along at just the right pace, George told us so much about the history of Harlem: demographics, immigration, architecture, political and historical background, etc., and he made it all so interesting as well as fun.
Written 25 September 2019
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CSantos653
Madrid, Spain12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We had a great time with our guide last 13th October on this tour, the group was not too big and we had a lot of interesting explanations from our local guide, who was a real harlemite!!! very reccomendable!
Written 25 October 2018
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Marnie W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
We are a group of three ranging between 47 and 69 years of age and all thoroughly enjoyed this tour. George shared many interesting details about the different areas in Harlem and we found it to be a great tour to get an overall understanding of this area. The pace of this tour was a little slower than that of the walking tours we have done in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn - a pleasant change! George is an informed and lovely guide - can recommend!
Written 29 September 2018
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