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Harlem Gospel Experience Tour

Tour

Summary

Discover the elements of gospel music as well as its unique cultural and historical roots.

Hear traditional African American gospel music performed at a local church service.

View world-famous Harlem landmarks including the Apollo Theater, Striver’s Row, and the Abyssinian Baptist Church.

Enjoy a neighborhood tour of the cultural capital of Black America and experience the soulful sounds of gospel music.

Explore the streets of greats like Billie Holiday, Malcolm X and Michael Jackson while viewing legendary sites like the Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Striver’s Row, Hotel Theresa and much more. End your tour with a traditional African American gospel music performance at a service in a local gospel church.

Details

$45 per person

Sundays at 8:30 AM all year-around

3 - 3.5 hours (1.2 MI / 1.9 KM)

Meeting Place: In front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture [515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037]

End Point: Harlem gospel church

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

Out of respect for the congregation hosting us, please dress appropriately and refrain from wearing flip-flops, tank tops or shorts.
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Reviews

"This was an outstanding tour. The tour guide was very enthusiastic and made it very interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and participation with the church service. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the New York area" --rtl610, Tampa, Florida

"This tour was interesting, full of information and amazing. It was wonderful to be armed with the history of gospel before being born away by the choir and soloists at the service. Our guide ... was wonderful and she clearly loved her job. She shared not only her beautiful voice but hey soul add well. This tour is a MUST and i think it will stay with me for a long time." --Felicity C, Sydney, Australia

Reviews

"This was an outstanding tour. The tour guide was very enthusiastic and made it very interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and participation with the church service. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the New York area" --rtl610, Tampa, Florida

"This tour was interesting, full of information and amazing. It was wonderful to be armed with the history of gospel before being born away by the choir and soloists at the service. Our guide ... was wonderful and she clearly loved her job. She shared not only her beautiful voice but hey soul add well. This tour is a MUST and i think it will stay with me for a long time." --Felicity C, Sydney, Australia

Getting Here

Subway Options: 2 or 3 to 135 Street