Discover the Harlem Renaissance
For the past century, Harlem has been synonymous with NYC's large African-American population and culture. On this walking tour, we'll look at how Harlem evolved-- from a farm village in the Dutch colonial days to wealthy estates after the American Revolution to the Harlem renaissance in the early 20th century.
See several historic districts and landmarks, including the infamous Apollo Theater.
Take a journey uptown!
Our tour will meet in the center of Harlem, by St. Nicholas Park. Here, you will immediately see the great beauty of Harlem-- gorgeous homes, parks, and churches. Your guide will explain Harlem's history, with many historical photos for reference.
Our first stop will be along Strivers Row: historic 19th-century townhouses where Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake & other Harlem legends lived. As we walk these streets, we will see several significant houses of worship.
We walk the main thoroughfares and discuss the unique communities who have called Harlem home over the centuries. You will also see many famous cultural institutions, such as the legendary Apollo Theater.
The tour will end near popular restaurants such as Sylvia's, and major transit hubs.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: Tour begins in plaza formed by intersection of 137th St, Edgecomb Ave, and St Nicholas Ave.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Suggested by Guide: Harlem station on Metro-North line.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
Guide will provide directions to meeting spot by public transit and taxi/Uber.
Private transportation to meeting spot can be arranged on special request.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
All tours are designed for exploration on foot, the truly local way to experience NYC, using public transit or Uber where needed. A driver to the starting location can be arranged on request, if absolutely necessary, or I can accompany you in your vehicle.