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Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour provided by Harlem Heritage Tours

Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour
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About
On this tour you will visit one of Harlem’s most historic churches consisting of outstanding soul stirring gospel music and the power of prayer. After the church service, you will embark on a cultural walking tour conducted by a lifelong born and raised Harlem resident equipped with portable video, sound and pictures presented along the way at sights of cultural significance. The media component will heighten your enjoyment and understanding of Harlem history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19487P4
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour conducted by Harlem born-and-raised tour guide who has lived in Harlem entire life
  • Storage place for luggage and bags
  • Walking tour complimented with portable video and audio
  • Tours start with light morning snack, water, juice, and coffee
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pickup
Duration
3h 15m
Departure details
  • Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center, 104 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026, USA Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center located 104 Malcolm X Boulevard between 115th -116th streets. #2 and #3 trains on express IRT lines arrive directly to meeting location.
  • Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA Tour ends at the world famous Apollo Theater where stars are born and legends are made. The theater is currently closed but he gift shop area in lobby is open. The guide shares wonderful stories about the Apollo Theater and the other historic sites in the area.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Place available to leave bags and belongings inside Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center while on tour
  • Place available to use restrooms and charge cell phones and other devices inside Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tour conducted by Harlem born-and-raised tour guide who has lived in Harlem entire life
  • Storage place for luggage and bags
  • Walking tour complimented with portable video and audio
  • Tours start with light morning snack, water, juice, and coffee
  • Entry/Admission - New York City
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pickup
Departure details
  • Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center, 104 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026, USA Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center located 104 Malcolm X Boulevard between 115th -116th streets. #2 and #3 trains on express IRT lines arrive directly to meeting location.
  • Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA Tour ends at the world famous Apollo Theater where stars are born and legends are made. The theater is currently closed but he gift shop area in lobby is open. The guide shares wonderful stories about the Apollo Theater and the other historic sites in the area.
Duration
3h 15m
Return details
  • Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA Tour ends at the world famous Apollo Theater where stars are born and legends are made. The theater is currently closed but he gift shop area in lobby is open. The guide shares wonderful stories about the Apollo Theater and the other historic sites in the area.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Place available to leave bags and belongings inside Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center while on tour
  • Place available to use restrooms and charge cell phones and other devices inside Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center
    104 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026, USA
    Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center located 104 Malcolm X Boulevard between 115th -116th streets. #2 and #3 trains on express IRT lines arrive directly to meeting location.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Apollo Theater
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Harlem
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Apollo Theater
    253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Tour ends at the world famous Apollo Theater where stars are born and legends are made. The theater is currently closed but he gift shop area in lobby is open. The guide shares wonderful stories about the Apollo Theater and the other historic sites in the area.
    See address & details
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Jennifer F
1 contribution
Human Harlem Almanac
Sep. 2021 • Solo
Neil, the tour guide, was able to get us into the Canaan Baptist church although they weren’t allowing visitors due to COVID. It was a great experience. Neil is clearly well versed in Harlem history and was able to answer questions eloquently and thoroughly. This was my second Harlem Heritage Tour and I plan to another.
Written 12 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adrienn
1 contribution
Refund received
May 2020 • Solo
Unfortunately, the tour was canceled, but I have received a refund. Neal was very kind through the whole process. I recommend.
Written 17 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Namrata N
New York City, NY1 contribution
A memorable experience!
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Decided to take this tour after reading good reviews and I am so glad I did. Neil Shoemaker and Andy Owen were both great and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed seeing and learning about historic Harlem. Our first stop was at the Canaan Baptist Church where we sat and listened to some beautiful gospel. Neil and Andy seemed to know half of Harlem and got us in without having to stand in long lines. We also visited the beautiful live music venue, Minton Playhouse, and walked past some beautiful historic homes. We also passed by Dapper Dan’s boutique. Neil transported us back in time where we could imagine horse driven carriages and important civil rights activist like Adam Clayton Powell Jr conducting public mass meetings. We also got to hear some top class jazz at the Red Rooster and ended the tour with a visit to the Apollo theatre. I enjoyed learning about the rich history. Highly recommend.
Written 21 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maria O
Adelaide, Australia16 contributions
What a great tour experience
Jan. 2020 • Friends
The last 3 times I’ve come to New York with different family members & friends, I have taken them to do this tour.
Neal Shoemaker, being a passionate local born & bred here, does a great job of bringing Harlem to life.
We started the tour with a visit to Canaan Baptist Church and enjoyed the 1st part of their service with the sounds of wonderful gospel choir. It was a very moving experience.
This was followed by a walking tour of beautiful Harlem, with Neal playing Jazz on his iPad, it really sets the scene, as he points out places of interest and shares the history of this place & the changes it has gone through.
We visited a Jazz bar, in full swing playing great music and visited the iconic Apollo theatre.
I can highly recommend this tour, it is fun and very interesting.
Thank you Neal for a another very enjoyable experience.
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Myrna Jones
Tulsa, OK1 contribution
A Great Day in Harlem
Dec. 2019
A few years ago, I took the "Harlem Jazz Tour" with Neal, of Harlem Heritage Tours. Recently, I participated in a different tour with Harlem Heritage, the "Harlem Gospel Tour". This time, Neal was joined by Toni as tour guide for the group. The two tours complimented one another, and both were excellent. Both guides were knowledgeable, good communicators, and delightful companions. They engaged participants of all ages with their stories and in sharing our surroundings. During our time together, we visited a church service where we heard gospel music, and we also walked to historic locations where gospel and jazz music was performed and made famous.
As we walked, Neal pointed out changes that are currently happening in the Harlem community. Both guides were approachable and willing to answer our questions. I highly recommend this tours for those who want a deeper understanding of New York City, American History, and the African American contribution to the culture of the world.
Written 30 December 2019
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Connie I
2 contributions
Harlem - by those who really know it
We had a wonderful time with Neil and Toni on our 2.5 hour Harlem Gospel Walking Tour. Toni met us at the starting point and we spent a few minutes introducing ourselves to our fellow tour participants. This allowed us to have great interactions with others in our group.
Our first destination was church. Having been to African American churches before, I found this to be a good example of gospel church. We stayed at church long enough to hear some gospel music and get the feel of the church but not so long as to shorten our walk around Harlem.
Neil joined us at the church and we enjoyed a very informative tour of the area. Both Neil and Toni were happy to answer any questions we had; making the tour very interactive. I felt I had a useful working knowledge of Harlem and it’s history. The buildings and wide streets were a contrast for other areas of NYC.
One of my companions asked to see the location of a famous 1950’a picture of many jazz artists and Neil and Toni were willing to walk us to the location after the tour. Very generous of them. They also suggested a delicious restaurant for lunch that featured fantastic live jazz. The name of the restaurant was the Red Rooster.
All in all, we were quit thrilled with our Sunday morning and lunch in Harlem. We would definitely schedule another tour offered by Neil at heritagetours.com.
Written 28 December 2019
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Lindsey C
Majorca, Spain18 contributions
Interesting
Dec. 2019 • Family
A very interesting tour. The 91 year old tour guide and his younger sidekick really explain about Harlem, very well.
Written 23 December 2019
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Peter M
3 contributions
Harlem Gospel Walking Tour
Sep. 2019 • Family
I visited with my 22 year old daughter. The group included people from USA(the south), Argentina,Australia and several European countries. We were made very welcome and felt this was the real deal. Privileged to attend the Sunday church service. Neal’s tour of the area was excellent and his love of Harlem and all that has been achieved was shown by his enthusiasm. All topped of with a sample of ribs from Sylvia’s. All in all highly recommended.
Written 6 September 2019
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pooleblondie2014
Poole, UK28 contributions
A fun way to visit Harlem
Aug. 2019 • Family
We had a lovely tour guide who was the fittest 91 year old we’ve ever seen. He was very knowledgable and a great tour guide. He showed us around Harlem and recommended one of the best places to eat called The Red Rooster where we had lunch after the tour.
The visit to the Gospel church was really good although it was totally designed for tourists. At times it didn’t feel very authentic, however the singing in the church was great. The hoards of tourists are put in a long queue outside the church and herded in. This part felt very touristy and so did the fact that we were told not to pass the offering tray without being expected to give an offering. I think I would have preferred to visit a church service without being part of a tourist group. Highly recommend our guide who was so nice to us all. Definitely go to The Red Rooster for brunch after!
Written 1 September 2019
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Lilian
1 contribution
Great experience!
Jun. 2019 • Solo
The Harlem Gospel Tour was a great and very special experience! The Gospel church service was a big celebration of life and the atmosphere was stunning. After the service we were guided around important places in Harlem and learned a lot about the history and culture of the area. I would highly recommend the Tour! It was a very impressive experience:)
Written 25 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great introduction to Harlem!
This tour was an awesome way to get to know the neighborhood through the eyes of a native. Our guide, Neal, was sup
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Fantastic
Amazing, super engaging. Great tour guide. Really got a sense for the past and present of Harlem. Definitely recomm
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Incredible tour!
Neal’s Harlem tour was amazing! I learned so much about the culture and history there, and I can’t wait to explore
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Best Harlem Tour!
Neal is an amazing and interactive tour guide. If you want to be able to fully immerse yourself in the culture of H
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Too good
The vibe, culture, and everything in-between is AMAZING 🤩. Definitely would do this again! I love it here
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Great
The tour was great. Very interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and full of energy and took us through
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Cultural Experience
Great time, learned a lot about the culture and history. The guide also got us some fried fish, very nice.
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5/5
Very cool guy leading the tour, super informative and fun. Ive lived in nyc my whole life but still learned a lot
Nicolas A
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Awesome tour!
Neil is a fantastic, charismatic, and knowledgeable. I started not knowing much about the history of this awesome n
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Neal’s the best!
The title says it all. Neal’s storytelling is full of energy, and he’s a super charismatic guide. He’s also very kn
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Must-do!
Amazing experience! Highly recommend! Neil is an amazing, animated, and engaging tour guide! The tour takes you thr
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Informative and Engaging
The guide was very knowledgeable about Harlem and gave a very historical background about the neighborhood that mad
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Inspiring Tour!!
It was very interesting. The guide has a hell lotta energy, when he talks about Harlem you can feel the love he has
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Great tour!
It was a great tour! Very lively and full of history. A great experience to learn about the area. The tour guide, N
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Beautiful place and speaker
I did this tour for university and our guide was absolutely lovely and dynamic. The sights of Harlem are beautiful
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