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Guided Walking Tour of Harlem & Gospel Mass

9 reviews

Highlights

  • The guided tour through the heart of Harlem

  • Discovering African American culture and the origins of gospel music

  • The unique experience of attending a gospel mass in a Harlem church

Essential info*

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Duration 4hrs

Languages
  • English

Starting time 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Immerse yourself in New York's African American culture: explore Harlem and see an unforgettable gospel mass!

During this tour of Harlem, you will discover African American culture and the landmarks of the neighbourhood such as the Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Theresa Hotel, etc.

You will learn more about the origins of gospel music, and its influence on jazz, blues and rock'n'roll. You will also trace the history of iconic inhabitants of the neighbourhood, such as Billie Holiday and Malcolm X, a famous figure of the civil rights movement in Harlem.

To end your tour, enjoy a unique experience in New York: watch a famous gospel choir in concert in a church in Harlem! 

Good to know

  • Availability: Sunday
  • Times:
    - 8:00am on January and February
    - 8:00am, 8:30am and 9am from March to December
  • Departure point: Harlem (departure point depends on the time of your visit)
    - the 8am tour meets in front of the Apollo Theater located at 253 W 125th Street.
    - the 8:30am and 9am meet in front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd
     
  • The churches chosen for this tour are traditional churches and not toursit attractions. By way of of respect for the participants, camcorders and cameras must not be used during the Mass. Smart dress is required; shorts, tank tops and flipflops are not permitted
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Guided walking tour of Harlem
  • Gospel mass in a Harlem church
  • Services of a tour guide

Not included

  • Subway transport
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras and individual purchases

Customer reviews

9 reviews
  • Visite très intéressante et enrichissante.
    Anthony R.
    Aug 17, 2019
  • Prévoir traduction en français
    sylvain P.
    Jul 21, 2019
  • Laurent S.
    Jul 26, 2018

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