It is time for you to embark on a journey through present-day Harlem – to see the people and places of the Harlem Renaissance and discover why this period in American history was so magical and important for African-American culture. Did you ever wonder where Jungle Alley was, or why 135th Street was such a crucial area during Harlem Renaissance? Well now is the time to lace up your sneakers and bring your imagination.
Let us help you to discover some of the most beautiful and wonderful theaters, ballrooms, and churches in Harlem that where jumping during the Renaissance. Also, on our journey you will hear, see and feel the history about some of the most influential individuals who helped to cultivate this magical journey known as the Harlem Renaissance -- Langston Hughes, Pig Foot Mary, Duke Ellington, Madame CJ Walker, Jacob Lawrence, James Van Der Zee, Zora Nealson Hurston and many others.
Welcome to Harlem takes pride in showing off our beautiful city and sharing the history of the Harlem Renaissance and all of the beautiful sights along the way!
Please Note: Tours do not operate on the following dates:
Tours departs from 2360 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.) Between 126th & 127th Street. A, B, C, or D, to 125th Street, exit near intersection of W 125th St and St Nicholas Ave., walk east one block on 125th street to 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.), turn left and walk to 126th & 127th Streets. You will see the sign for Welcome to Harlem. 2 or 3 trains to 125th Street, exit on the left side of the station and walk west two blocks to 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.), turn right and walk to 126th & 127th Streets. You will see the sign for Welcome to Harlem.
This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance
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There is no refund for failing to take your tour/activity with us.
Clare C. (Submitted on 28th Jul 2013)
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Harlem. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and a great sport about having to lead us around on an unbelievably hot day. The history of Harlem is fascinating, and I would definitely recommend this tour.
Pat B. (Submitted on 14th Jul 2013)
Lots of interesting comments and inside info. Unfortunately it was a very cold with strong winds that detracted from our enjoyment. Guide's decision to take us to the library with its excellent exhibit was a good way to counter the weather problem.
Ken N. (Submitted on 14th Jul 2013)
The tour was longer than expected as Sheryl was most generous in giving of her time. Would liked to have covered a bit more ground such as the area around West 137th/138th Streets. Had a pleasant lunch in the neighborhood. Getting back to mid-town was fast and simple.