Experience the Highlights of Harlem

Experience the rich cultural heritage of Harlem on a private guided tour that takes you through its dynamic and diverse history.  Harlem has its own distinct place in the city north of its center that has endured from the earliest settlements through a multitude of transformative shifts that reinvented its character and community.  Learn about it’s significance as a center of African American cultural heritage.

This captivating journey will take you through Harlem’s past and present.  You’ll be taken from a country estate to historic turn-of-the-century homes to learn about many remarkable residents and their far-reaching influence.  Explore the cultural highlights around the neighborhood including the houses of worship that helped it thrive into a vibrant community.

Dive into the rich legacy of the Harlem Renaissance as you stroll through Swing Street.  Stride through broad tree lined boulevards to get the stories behind the hidden gems that lie around the corners.  Step into the the legendary Apollo Theater and be surrounded by the memories of the many incredible performers who passed through these doors to become superstars.  Experience the essence of Harlem on this enlightening tour, where every step reveals the vibrant spirit of a community that continues to inspire the world.

Historic districts

Cultural enclave

Legendary figures

Highlights

Tour Highlights

Discover Alexander Hamilton's legacy at the historic Hamilton Grange National Memorial, a window into America's founding era.

Explore the cultural significance of Abyssinian Baptist Church, a cornerstone of Harlem's African American heritage and religious history.

Discover Harlem's notable residents, from writers to activists, exploring their homes and enduring legacies.

Discover the sway of Swing Street and how it igniting a cultural revolution in Harlem that resonates through time.

Step into the iconic Apollo Theater, where generations of performances and cultural milestones have shaped Harlem's heritage.

Tour Details


Tour Type

Private professionally guided walking tour.


Duration

2 hours


Price

$325.00 USD  for up to 6 participants

$30.00 USD for each additional participant


Inclusions

  • Private Personalized Tour
  • Expert Licensed Local Guide
  • Customizable Experience

Meeting Point

Hamilton Grange 
at the Front Entrance
by the bottom of the stairs
facing 141st Street

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Please note...

Policies

We want you to have a great experience and will do our best to accommodate you. Even with the best intentions we understand that sometimes things happen. We ask kindly that you please take a moment to review our policies:

  • Safety – We follow all of the most current federal, state and local guidelines and follow best practices to ensure the safety of all. Our tours take place outdoors unless otherwise noted. Masks and social distancing are recommended and may be required to enter indoor facilities when applicable. We make every effort to avoid high traffic areas to make for a more comfortable experience.
  • Weather – all tours are conducted on a year round basis, rain or shine. If inclement weather is expected or there is a severe weather advisory warning in effect around the time of the tour, we will contact you to discuss all options including or rescheduling the tour to another day or provide a refund.
  • Schedule – tours start promptly at the designated meeting location for your chosen tour. We recommend you plan to arrive a few minutes early. If you anticipate a delay in arrival please call us at (646) 320-1277.
  • Exchanges and Refunds – if for any reason you cannot make your scheduled tour we will be happy to reschedule your tour for another day. If you must cancel your tour we will provide a full refund of your tour at your request with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
  • Reservations – you can reserve a tour by phone, e-mail, or securely online. Advance reservations are recommended for all tours. Scheduled tours start promptly at the designated meeting location for your chosen tour. We recommend you plan to arrive a few minutes early.
  • Dress – for the most enjoyable experience we suggest dressing appropriately for the weather and wearing comfortable walking shoes.
  • Photos – bring a fully charged phone or camera! Your guide is happy to take photos for you at your request.
  • Accessibility – our tours take place on level terrain and are stroller and wheelchair friendly. Please notify your guide if any participants might require special accommodation or accessibility during the tour.
  • Transportation – we know that the best way to experience New York City is on foot. Our tours are walking tours that go at a comfortable leisurely pace. We can provide private transportation or assist with public transportation for an additional fee upon request.

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