Meeting time: 09:15 AM (English); 08:45 AM (All other languages)
Duration: about 4 hours
Visit historic Harlem and be a witness to its ongoing Renaissance. Take a guided tour through Harlem's charming tree-lined streets and historic districts before attending a worship service in a local church, where you will experience the soul-stirring power of gospel music.
Learn about Harlem, from its origins as a rural Dutch community to its transformation into a summer retreat for New York's most prominent families. Journey into the past, and see the African-American Mecca for writers and artists at the turn of the century. Hear about Harlem's troubled past during the 1960s and 1970s, and view its present day community beam with pride as it revels in Harlem's renaissance.
See famous sights and landmarks such as Columbia University, City College, Morningside Heights, the Morris Jumel Mansion, Sylvan Terrace, Strivers Row and the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Sugar Hill, Duke Ellington's apartment, and the famous 125th street. Finally, you'll join a local congregation* for the Sunday worship service and experience the soul-stirring power of gospel music!
If you are not available on Sunday, come and join us on our Wednesday Harlem Gospel tour!
*For many years we have developed relations with churches in Harlem and followed their congregations and choirs. For this reason, church stop may now take place in the north of Harlem or in the Bronx. This will in no case affect the content or the schedule of the tour.