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Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour in English

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New York, NY 10004
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.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd Harlem, New York City, NY 10037-1801

(Exterior Visit) The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library of the New York Public Library and an archive repository for information on people of African descent worldwide.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, 506 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037, USA

(Exterior Visit) Home of the first Works Project Administration commissioned work awarded to an African American artist

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 140 W 137th St # 6, New York City, NY 10030-2502

(Exterior Visit) Mother Zion has played a critical role in every aspect of African-American life during early New York City history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Pl, New York City, NY 10030-2303

(Exterior Visit) Founded in 1808, Abyssinian Baptist Church is one of the oldest African-American Baptist churches in the United States.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Strivers' Row, Strivers' Row, New York City, New York

View beautiful historic homes built by David H. King Jr., who also built the Washington Arch and the Empire State Building.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408

(Exterior Visit) Re-opened to both black and white audiences in 1934 as the Apollo Theater catering mostly to Harlem’s black community.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Harlem, 110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY

Experience the service of a black congregation and enjoy and participate in the Gospel music with live musicians and choir sharing the joy of Gospel.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • Professional guide


  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Entry/Admission - NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
  • Entry/Admission - Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
  • Entry/Admission - Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • Entry/Admission - Apollo Theater

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual. Part of this tour will take place inside a church. Out of respect for the congregation hosting us, please dress appropriately and refrain from wearing flip-flops, tank tops and shorts
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Visiting the church requires the proof of vaccination and wearing a mask.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Customers require staying for the entire church service (usually 1.15 - 1.3 hours)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Schedule & Info

Departure Point
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA

Departure Time
08:00 AM

4 hours

Return Details
Harlem, New York, NY, USA


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