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Harlem: Mount Morris Gospel Tour with Brunch

1. Harlem: Mount Morris Gospel Tour with Brunch

Travel to uptown New York for a glorious brunch tour, and experience the uplifting sounds of live gospel music in one of Harlem's more prominent houses of worship. The 4-hour walking tour leads you through the Mount Morris Historic District, where the abundant churches are rich in history, and where the Founding Fathers made their homes. Some of the best-known musicians and entertainers started their journey here. The Sunday morning tour introduces you to the sights and sounds of Harlem at its best, with the soulful sounds of Black Gospel Music. Celebrate with world-famous congregational choirs whose renowned songs will have you jumping in your seat. The Saturday morning tour includes a one-hour live gospel music concert full of hand-clapping, foot-stomping, soulful rhythms. Feel the spiritual energy flowing through you, and top off your day with the area's best-kept secret - fine dining at affordable prices. Let Harlem's culinary masters tempt you with their authentic ethnic delights at one of the best brunch establishments in the city.

Central Harlem: Mecca of African-American Culture

2. Central Harlem: Mecca of African-American Culture

Considered the "Mecca" for African-Americans during the 20s and 30s, Central Harlem is home to jazz, Lindy Hop, and swing dance. Today, the area continues as one of Harlem's most vibrant neighborhoods for the arts, dining, and shopping. You will learn about the significance of Central Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance and current changes in the neighborhood so that you know about the history and get more of a feel for the area you're strolling around in. See stately homes and historic churches in the historic district. Experience 125th Street, the main shopping corridor in Harlem, where evidence of Harlem's past merges with the Harlem of today. Also, see and learn about the Apollo Theater, Speaker's Corner, Hotel Theresa, and other sites contributing to the rich and diverse history and legacy of Harlem.

New York City | Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour

3. New York City | Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour

Enjoy a neighborhood tour of the cultural capital of Black America and experience the soulful sounds of gospel music. Explore the streets walked by greats such as Billie Holiday, Malcolm X, and Michael Jackson while viewing legendary sites like the Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Strivers’ Row, Hotel Theresa and much more. After the neighborhood tour, you also have a chance to enjoy a gospel performance at a service in a local church.

New York City: Harlem Civil Rights Walking Tour with Lunch

4. New York City: Harlem Civil Rights Walking Tour with Lunch

Walk the streets of Harlem on this guided tour and gain a deeper understanding of its role during the Civil Rights Movement. Visit significant sights and learn about the individuals who protested, marched, fought for, and even died during this monumental time in history. Meet your guide and get ready to walk from 116th Street uptown to the 137th area. Learn about Harlem's proud contribution to the Civil Rights Movement along the way. Hear about the critical events that took place in Harlem, pertinent to the movement. On this tour visit the original Temple No. 7, the Blumstein Department Store, Mother A.M.E. Zion Church, and Abyssinian Baptist Church. Also get to know the pivotal people of this time like Malcolm X, A. Philip Randolph, Josephine Baker, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Roy Wilkins, W.E.B. DuBois, Walter White, Wyatt Tee Walker, James Weldon Johnson, John Carlos, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Bayard Rustin, and Paul Robeson. Your tour of Harlem also includes lunch at a local establishment.

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What people are saying about Hotel Theresa, New York City

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 26 reviews

the guide was very passionate and knowledgeable, it was nice to walk around the neighborhood discovering little hidden gems. The tour is of the right duration and although it is a walking tour it is not long and not tired. The only flaw is that it should be indicated that the end of the experience is not at the starting point, but only to be able to organize the rest of the day in an optimal way. The Haarlem district is worth seeing and getting to know through small anecdotes and stories that could not be discovered without a guide. Our guide also conveyed passion for what he was doing

Very informative and very enjoyable. The area is outstanding and the history is important to understand. Our guides Carolyn and Debbie were so very knowledgeable and passionate for the area. The gospel choir great and lunch was amazing.

Keith knew a lot!!!! I love the history from Harlem being a top place to live to gentrification and back to rebuilding..

This was an amazing experience! The guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and the service was brilliant!

Jonathan was as lovely and relational as he was knowledgeable.