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Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour in English

  • 4-hour walking tour of Harlem
  • Hear gospel music at a local church
  • Learn about Harlem's culture and history
Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour in English
From US$45.00
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Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour in English
From US$45.00
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.
What to Expect
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!
Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Harlem Gospel Walking Tour

Despite the rain, we had a very interesting and enjoyable tour with Tauren, learning a lot about a culture that was alien to us. Tauren entertained with her knowledge, singing and enthusiasm, thoroughly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NickatRugby
Reviewed 29 October 2018
Interesting informative tour

We learned about the beginnings of gospel music and Harlem. We felt totally safe, for those worried about the area. We attended 30 min of the service, we had another commitment, and enjoyed that. We were a little surprised to see a donation bowl passed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HollyS2445
Reviewed 15 September 2018
Interesting insight into Harlem and great gospel service

The tour could have been a washout but the rain gave away. Interesting insight into Harlem and its culture and history with stops at churches, Apollo theatre, murals etc and a v interesting gospel service. Most tours only operate on a Sunday and this one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravellerDWM
Reviewed 24 July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Debora M
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Joel G
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Keri G
12 November 2018|
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Response from HollyS2445 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as we did the Sunday tour. Sorry.