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Harlem Heritage Tours

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Harlem Heritage Tours was founded in 1998 to use the industry of tourism as a tool to preserve Harlem's history and to contribute to the development of our local economy. Tours are conducted by those who were born and raised in Harlem, providing...more
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104 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10026-2595
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the tour on a cold and rainy Sunday morning but the service at Canaan baptist church of Christ warmed our hearts! Walking through Harlem with Neal Shoemaker was really great and interesting and the food at Sylvia’s delicious. Thanks Neal!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

A ten star review for this tour. Neal is knowledgeable, energetic and a fun guide. The two hour tour was full of facts and anecdotes. You can't find a better time spent for a Harlem tour. We had friends visiting us from out of town...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jipinyc
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Would really recommend this tour. Neal is so knowledgeable and interesting.He has lived in Harlem all his life and it was fascinating to hear his stories. We watched a short film on Shirley Chisholm, as we were interested in the women involved in the civil...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

We turned up at our designated meeting spot just before 1pm. Another three people waited with us for Neal to arrive. We waited... and waited and then one of the group rang him, by this time it was after 1.30pm. He told her he would...More

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Journey39305072343, Owner at Harlem Heritage Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Ny name is Neal Shoemaker and I was the guide for this tour, and firstly I apologize that the Apollo was not available for the scheduled tour, It happens sometimes that programming there prevents us from getting access. Upon arriving to meet the group I...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Truly fascinating!! Thank you! I learned so much. Harlem is unique in so many ways especially for the black American community. Thank you for your incredible insight.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eden N
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Neal is great!! He's a Harlem native and had so many amazing stories. Totally worth it!! Would do it again any day. Also saw a hip hop legend and visited the Apollo.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This was a great tour. So much wonderful information that was beautifully explained. I was engaged the whole time and learned a lot about Harlem. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Niamani W
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This was one of the best tours I have ever taken because the tour guide, a life long resident of Harlem, not only knew the community's history, but spoke frankly about Harlem's complicated present, with new buildings, new residents and new stores and restaurants which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark N
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We enjoyed a fantastic evening of great jazz with authentic ambiance.. We visited three venues and spent the most time at Bill's Place. Totally awesome performance! Neal was a terrific guide, knows his neighborhood and was very professional. Went over and above to insure that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Overall a good tour; the difficulty with a tour like this is in the ratio of how much historical background about Harlem in general versus the Harlem Renaissance specifically. The background was good however I already knew much of it however I can see where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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12 March 2018|
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Response from loveharlem | Property representative |
Hello my friend, The tour ends about 12:45 or so, no later than 1pm on west 125th Street, if you have any questions you can call us at 212 280-7888.
16 October 2017|
Response from Pepsi38 | Reviewed this property |
This I cannot answer. We had a most informative tour on a Thursday.