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Half Day African American Heritage Tour

From

$119.00

Duration

4 hours

Tour Information

Min Age

12

Languages Support

Overview

Trace the history and legacy of African American New Yorkers in Upper and lower Manhattan. Visit key sites in Downtown Manhattan where the first African communities settled since their arrival in 1626 and travel to Harlem where black culture flourished and captivated an international audience. This tour will explore the trajectory of Black New Yorkers through their resilience in the face of adversity, their creativity in the face of utter  oppression, and their skillful socio-political organization that has forever transformed American life.

What’s included and what’s not

  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Photo stops at Key points of interests
  • African Burial Ground
  • Schomberg Center for research in black Culture
  • Tips/gratuity for guide and driver
  • Meals

Meet your tour guide and transportation at our Midtown location and head downtown where the story for African American New Yorkers begins.

This tour will uncover the vestiges of the first black communities downtown and Uptown Manhattan.   Learn about their life in colonial New York City under Dutch and later British rule.  Visit the financial district a trading post for slaves; a commodity that would transform the American economic landscape catapulting the country into one of the world’s wealthiest nations.   New York City was a key port in the transatlantic slave trade; conversely, the city would also become a major stop along the underground railroad.   Dozens of locations have been identified as safe havens for runaway slaves seeking refuge from the brutality of life in the South.   Learn about slave uprisings and the violent draft riots and the harsh impact of such events on Black New Yorkers.

Explore the African Burial Ground, the site of the Five Points district, and Little Africa in the Village.  Head uptown and learn about Seneca Village a community comprised predominantly of black landowners who were displaced under eminent domain laws to make way for what is now Central Park.

Visit Harlem, a center for black intellectuals, writers, and artists who forged the Harlem Renaissance; a movement that galvanized Black culture on a world stage.

  • This is a bus tour with a few stops to explore.
  • With advance notice, wheelchair-bound customers with some mobility can be accommodated in the front rows of the tour bus with their wheelchairs folded away in the luggage compartment. Someone must accompany customers with special needs to assist them onto the coach
  • For passengers with no mobility or non-foldable wheelchairs, we recommend giving at least 3 weeks’ notice so that we can secure a coach with a wheelchair lift.
  • Wheelchair lifts are 49" X 28" and can carry a maximum weight limit of 700lbs. We kindly ask that you submit the dimensions and model of the chair as our lift may not be able to accommodate scooters and other large-sized electric chairs. A maximum of one person in a wheelchair can be accommodated per bus.
  • This tour is not suitable for pets.

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Tour Information

Min Age

12

Languages Support