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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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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 15m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 19487P4
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.
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.
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
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
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Judy G
Biloxi2 contributions
Solo
Tour guide Neal led us through the history of Harlem and it’s significance in the civil rights movement and our country’s history. Attending the service at Canaan Baptist Church and walking where giants like Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcom X walked was inspirational. Great value. (They should charge more.) Highly recommend.
Written 27 March 2022
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Maria O
Adelaide, Australia16 contributions
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
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Jagoda D
3 contributions
I am sorry but I have learned virtually nothing on this trip. There was no multimedia presentation in the beginning. We were taken to the church and sat 2 hrs straight during the whole mass, gospel was maybe 30% of the whole experience. Then the guide walked us through some streets but like I said, I have learned virtually nothing about the history of the area. I am not even sure if the guide has any professional training, for sure he had no historical background but also did not really care if we understand what he was saying (normally the guides speak loudly and clearly since they are aware most participants are not native English speakers, but not in this case). Wouldnt pay USD 45 again.
Written 2 March 2022
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pooleblondie2014
Poole, UK30 contributions
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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crash955
wollongong46 contributions
Friends
We booked this tour as we had missed visiting Harlem on a previous visit to NY.
However, the website read much better than the reality.
The owner /guide, Neal, arrive at the tour start time. On entering the Cultural Centre the guide made some token effort to clear a floor space to put out some folding chairs. The room looked like an old attic that hadn't had a spring clean in a decade.
The website states that, "Your tour begins with a light breakfast and introductory video presentation...." - didn't happen. No light breakfast, no video. The guide did check that his tablet was charging and told us about the great music etc that we would have when we did the walking part of the tour.
The guide was very cheerful and personable but gave a disjointed, off the cuff,talk about Harlem and its civil rights history. He appeared to be filling in time before transferring us to the church about half a block away.
We arrived at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ to find queues of other tour groups waiting to enter. There were church "helpers" on the street shouting at the tourists not to take in bags/backpacks.
The church itself was a converted picture theatre.
The tourists were herded upstairs to the gallery section away from the congregation. The"head usher"(he had a badge) was particularly officious and seemed determined to spoil everyone's visit. His resentment of having tourists in his church was palpable. I'm certain that the church enjoys the revenue stream and plate offerings and therefore should confine this man to the main church hall.
The gallery has a wide balustrade, but even so , tourists could not sit in the front row as they might drop items onto the congregation.
Most of the visitors could probably see the preacher and the choir. Otherwise there was a large projection screen flanked by two monitors to view the service but not be a part of the service.
It was better than watching a church service on TV as the music and singing were live and were the highlight of the visit. The pianist ( unseen) was brilliant.
The church service took longer than expected leaving less than half an hour for the multimedia walking part of the tour.
Perhaps the tour improved in this part but as we were running short on time , we forwent
this experience.
Written 7 December 2017
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Hello my name is Neal Shoemaker and I own and operate Harlem Heritage Tours. I firstly want to apologize to the reviewer for not providing the usual experience that our guests receive when they visit Harlem Heritage Tours. The day the reviewer arrived we were preparing to decorate our outside and inside Christmas trees and windows, having pulled all the decorations off the top shelves and, and pushing furniture into the back room, it left our office in a situation that is not the usually way, and for that we apologize to the customer. We refunded 117.00 dollars to the customer in an effort to remedy the situation and hope one day to make it up to the reviewer, we love what we do and work very hard to please all customers and hope one day to make it up to the reviewer.
Written 29 December 2017
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Asha T
2 contributions
Family
This tour was one of the best tours I’ve been on. Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic about giving us a genuine experience of Harlem. We had a great time and I would recommend to anyone who would be looking for tours in Harlem.
Written 17 July 2018
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Charpfox1
Chepachet, RI22 contributions
Friends
tour of Harlem has been on my bucket list for years and this tour didn't disappoint. I really appreciated hearing the history of Harlem from natives of the area. The service at the Baptist Church was so inspirational, and we also had a chance to step inside the Apollo Theatre. We ended the tour at a legendary Harlem soul food restaurant, and our guide had offered to make us reservations if we wanted to dine after the tour. While crowds of people were waiting for a seat, we walked right in for delicious fried chicken, mac and cheese, and bottomless mimosas - all while being entertained by a solo singer. This was definitely a highlight of my weekend.
Written 9 May 2018
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Bernadette B
Ipswich, Australia2 contributions
Couples
What a wonderful experience combining the history and culture and music of Harlem. Neal is such an entertaining and knowledgeable guide. We walked through the streets on an unusually warm winter's evening accompanied by the rich jazz soundtrack from the 20s and onwards. It was exciting to visit the sites of the original Cotton Club and the Savoy Dance Theatre, to see the tributes to the many Harlem legends along the sidewalk and the giant mural of Dizzy Gillespie. We learnt about the history of the Black Power movement on the anniversary of the death of Malcolm X. We also learnt about the affluence and the architecture of the early 20th century. The highlight of the tour was a visit to the Abyssinian Baptist Church for the gospel service. Such wonderful music and preaching and fellowship. I high,y recommend this tour if you want to see the real Harlem.
Written 24 February 2018
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Adrienn
1 contribution
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
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Tour worth the time and money spent!
Excellent eye opening tour provided by Harlem local. The tour guide (first name possibly Neil-can’t remember) was a
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Absolutely amazing
Neal is an amazing guide - very knowledgeable and perfect storyteller. With his narration we could vividly imagine
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Educational Experience
Very educational. I really learned a lot. Neal was very knowledgeable about the subjects. He was able to answer a
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HORRIBLE TOUR
Although the tour guide (Neal) was friendly the tour had NONE of the things mentioned in the ad. We did visit the
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Excellent Harlem Civil Rights Tour
I can't name one part that was best because the entire tour from beginning to end was superb! We started with casu
AngelaByLand
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Best Harlem Tour
Best tour ever. I’ve taken many tours but none come close to this. Neal is the complete package, entertaining, educ
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The people make the place
Neil the tour guide was incredible, a real storyteller. We went expecting a more formal tour, but what we got was a
Marian S
Marian S
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Well worth going on this tour!
This was a fantastic tour - really interesting, relevant and told in a very personal way by Neil, who is clearly we
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Still waiting for My REFUND!!!!
After navigating my way to the Schomburg Research center for the tour departure meeting location I was called and t
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Great Experience
he was amazing and taught us a lot of valuable information . we saw a lot of different buildings and businesses
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An Experience Like No Other: Harlem with Him
The energy the tour guide brought as well as the knowledge he provided was the best part of the tour.
KimJohny
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The experience was amazing and very informative
As an educator the tour of Harlem was amazingly informative for my students. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable
xavierwilliams2004
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Great tour.
This was a very good tour. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. I would recommend going on this to
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AWESOME
The tour was very nice and the guide was as well. The tour guide was very detailed and informative!!
khayraa2005
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enjoyable and entertaining
The tour was there information and entertaining. I was able to learn a lot about black history within New York that
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