Harlem Walking Tours

Harlem Heritage Tours welcomes all to enjoy our Harlem Walking Tours during the Summer 2014 Season.  Come with us and walk the historic streets of Harlem exploring the history of one of America's most fabled neighborhoods. Summer 2014 line up of Harlem walking tours includes several multimedia walking tours employing video, still images and music as you walk through the grand village of Harlem.  Harlem Heritage Tours is the official provider of authentic Harlem Walking Tours – all of our Harlem walking tours are conducted by those who were born, raised and still live in Harlem  - it's going to be a great Winter/Holiday 2014 extravaganza – join us.


General Harlem History Walking Tour

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Great introduction to the history of Harlem, great choice for Black History Month 2013.

This tour is designed to provide a general introduction to the history of Harlem. Tour features a mix of Harlem sights including churches, jazz clubs, speakeasies, elegant neighborhoods, institutions of art & culture, famous residences, and eateries. The tour will explain Harlem’s history from the beginning (mid 1650′s), to the present with special attention paid to the current renaissance happening in the community.

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: $25.00 Per Person – $20.00 Per Person for groups of 15 or more.
Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center – 104 Malcolm X Blvd, between 115th & 116th Streets on uptown side of Malcolm X Blvd. 2, 3 express trains arrive directly to location on (IRT – red line).

Harlem Renaissance Multimedia Walking Tour

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You hear the "Duke" as you walk the Harlem streets on this Tour.

This is a one of a kind Harlem multimedia walking tour featuring music, video, still images and a born and raised Harlem tour guide who will transport you back to the days of the Harlem Renaissance, when the community was loaded with talented civil rights leaders, artists, writers and musicians. Listen to the music and voices of Billie Holiday, Langston Hughes, Marcus Garvey + more as we walk in their foot steps.  Imagine watching authentic Cotton Club footage at the site of it’s original location.  Sights include the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Dark Tower (property) associated with Madame C.J. Walker & daughter A’lelia Walker), the Langston Hughes House, Niggerati Manor, Savoy Ballroom and many others.

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM on dates listed on calendar – click Book Tour botton below and a calendar will top up. Every Saturday + more dates.
Price: $25.00 Per Person – $20.00 Per Person for groups of 15 or more
Meet: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - 135th Street & Malcolm X Blvd., on northwest corner in front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 2, 3 express (IRT – red line) trains arrives directly to location.

Harlem Heritage Walking Tour + Apollo Theater Experience.

Harlem Heritage Tours and the Apollo Theater collaborate to present the “Harlem Heritage Apollo Theater Walking Tour.  Tour starts with authentic Harlem walking tour loaded with lots of Harlem history focusing on music, old Harlem music venues and legendary Harlem entertainers. We will  present music and video along the way that will make it easy to imagine what it must have been like in Harlem during the heyday of the Apollo Theater. Harlem Heritage Tours will end the event on the stage of the world Famous Apollo Theater for a behind the scenes experience.

Days: Every Friday during 2014, call us if you want to do this tour for your group on a day other than Friday.
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: $39.00 per person, includes Harlem Multimedia Walking Tour and behind the scenes tour of Apollo Theater with mock Apollo Theater Amateur Night performance featuring our guests from around the world.
Meet: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - 135th Street & Malcolm X Blvd., on northwest corner in front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 2, 3 express (IRT – red line) trains arrives directly to location..

Harlem Gospel Walking Tours

Many are coming on Sunday mornings for Harlem Gospel Tours that include music, but few are receiving an experience that expresses the role the church plays in the community including and beside the music. Come with us and experience a wonderful spiritual environment that includes great music + many  emotionally and spiritually uplifting elements that have brought the Black community from slavery to President Barack Obama.   Before we leave for church visitors will view video presentation at the Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center Church that explains the importance of religious leaders from the area and the impact they have had on the world.  Church service is followed by a cultural walking tour that will showcase the impact that the church has on community building in Harlem and the Harlem’s of the world. Walk doesn’t just feature churches, but tells the over all story of Harlem with stops at many sights of cultural significance.

No pictures or video is allowed in the church.  We understand that many are traveling and don’t have suits and dresses but please dress as best you can.  No flip flops or revealing tops or revealing shorts allowed in church.

Days: Every Sunday – all year long – 2014
Time: 9:20 AM – 1:15 PM
Price: $39.00 Per Person
Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center – 104 Malcolm X Blvd, between 115th & 116th Streets on uptown side of Malcolm X Blvd. 2, 3 express trains arrive directly to location on (IRT – red line).

Harlem Wednesday Gospel Tours

Come with us on Wednesday’s for a walking tour through one of Harlem’s most historic areas featuring many sites of cultural significance complimented with a gospel experience at one of Harlem’s most historic churches.  The gospel experience is very unique in that it features wonderful music, the power of prayer and sermon.  We have received nothing but rave reviews for this one.  This is a great tour for those looking for an authentic Gospel experience lead by someone who was born and raised in Harlem.

No pictures or video is allowed in the church.  We understand that many are traveling and don’t have suits and dresses but please dress as best you can.  No flip flops or revealing tops or revealing shorts allowed in church.

Days: Every Wednesday – all year long – 2014
Time: 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM
Price: $39.00 Per Person
Meet: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - 135th Street & Malcolm X Blvd., on northwest corner in front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 2, 3 express (IRT – red line) trains arrives directly to location.

Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Walking Tour

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Harlem, Civil Rights, 1960′s Harlem

The Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Walking Tour visits sites in Harlem associated with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960′s.  Learn the contribution that Harlem made to the world during the 1960′s complimented with video,still images and the voices of legends such as Minister Malcolm X, Dr. Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Philip Randolph + more.  Listen to speeches of Malcolm X as you stand in the same spot where he first delivered them.  This year marks 50 years since Dr. Kings “I Have a Dream Speech” Join us on our next Harlem Civil Rights Walking Tour and help us remember the DREAM.

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: $25.00 Per Person – $20.00 Per Person for groups of 15 or more – every Friday + other days on the calendar
Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center. 104 Malcolm X Blvd. between 115th & 116th Streets. #2 and # 3 trains on IRT line (red on subway maps) arrive directly to meeting location.

“The Original Taste of Harlem Walking Tour”

Learn the history of Harlem through this multicultural tasting tour featuring dishes from African-American, Caribbean, African and Spanish eateries. Along the way we taste our way through each cultures contribution to Harlem while learning overall Harlem history. You will not leave this tour bored or hungry – thats for sure.

Time: 12:00 PM is start time – check calendar for dates.
Price: $39.00 Per Person.
Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center – 104 Malcolm X Blvd, between 115th & 116th Streets on uptown side of Malcolm X Blvd. 2, 3 express trains arrive directly to location on (IRT – red line).

Harlem Roots of Hip Hop Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Roots of Hip Hop Multimedia Walking TourHip Hop culture stated in the Bronx, but Harlem served as both stage and player during the early days of Hip Hop.  The Roots of Hip Hop Multimedia Walking Tour takes back to the early 1970′s/1980′s when local young people used their creativity and imagination to create what has now tuned into a global phenomenon.  Tour starts with a Hip Hop video presentation at the Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center located directly across the street from old site of the legendary Harlem Hip Hop location known as “Harlem World”

Vintage Harlem Hip Hop video and audio will be presented along the way – old school hip hop culture will come to life on this tour.

Days: Fridays starting Spring 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: $25.00 Per Person
Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center – 104 Malcolm X Blvd, between 115th & 116th Streets on uptown side of Malcolm X Blvd. 2, 3 express trains arrive directly to location on (IRT – red line).

Spanish Harlem Walking Tour

Visit Spanish Harlem and explore the history of Salsa music while seeing and feeling one of New York Cities best kept cultural secrets. A historian will explain the evolution of Salsa music and guide you to residences associated with innovators such as Tito Puente, Machito Grillo, Joe Cuba, Marc Anthony, “Chocolate”, Tito Allen, “Rigo” Malcon, and Justo Betancourt + more. See sights such as botanica’s, former social clubs & night clubs and institutions of art & culture.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Spring 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Price: $25.00 Per Person.
Meet: 110th Street & 5th Avenue & Central Park. 2, 3 express trains (IRT red-line) arrives directly to 110th Street & Malcolm X Blvd. Walk one avenue east to 110th Street & 5th Avenue.

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