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Begin your tour in the cultural heart of Harlem, where you'll learn about the roots of African-American gospel culture and the experience from which gospel music emerged. You'll also learn about how gospel music influence American culture from blues, jazz, and rock 'n' roll to the Civil Rights movement.
The highlight of your tour is stepping inside a church to listen to a soul-stirring Harlem gospel choir.
Highlights of the tour could include:
  • The world-famous Apollo Theater
  • The Hotel Theresa
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building
  • Beautiful homes and churches
  • Sites associated with Harlem Renaissance
  • Sites associated with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
Join us for an inspiring journey through the history of gospel on the Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour!
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Apollo Theater
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Experience Harlem’s gospel music and culture with a 4-hour walking tour through the historic New York City neighborhood. Listen to the distinctive harmonies of a Harlem gospel choir in a local church, and hear how that music has transformed American culture. Explore Harlem’s vibrant streets with an experienced guide as you learn about the neighborhood’s art, literature and political history, follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, then see the celebrated Apollo Theater, where some of America’s most iconic artists ignited the Harlem renaissance.
  • 4-hour walking tour of Harlem
  • Hear gospel music at a local church
  • Learn about Harlem's culture and history
  • See historic sites and landmarks
  • Perfect introduction to an iconic NYC neighborhood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very Insightful Experience

My husband and I had a really good time during this tour. He loves gospel music and I love walking, so it works well for both of us. Kevin, our tour guide, did an excellent job at explaining and painting a picture of what was...More

1  Thank Debora M
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Revelations...on every Harlem street

Our tour guide, Tauren Higgins, a native New Yorker, was knowledgeable, bringing out architectural gems, historical anecdotes as she unveiled real neighborhoods that brought the Harlem community to life....and song! An hour at a Baptist church with full gospel choir was the centerpiece of the...More

3  Thank Joel G
Reviewed 6 June 2018
Great tour and guide

our Harlem Gospel tour was given by Galit - who was lively and informative and also sang beautifully! The tour gave us a recap on the origins of gospel and the final attendance at the Sunday service was very uplifting... made more powerful by the...More

Thank Malachy R
Reviewed 29 May 2018
The Gospel experience was wonderful!

I have to say that I gave such a high rating only because of the Gospel part in the church. It was really incredible! The choir was singing with so much passion and amazing voices! I could listen to them over and over. I am...More

Thank Bianca B
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Great tour, very interesting facts and places

Marcos was a great guide. He “lived” for the theme ! Great tour, interesting venues and a great experience to be part of a service in one of the communities. If you like to learn more about gospel - join that tour !!!

Thank Andreas2310
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