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Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour

700 St Nicholas Ave New York, 10031 10031
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Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour
Detail Led by a local guide
Detail Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Detail Step back in time on a history tour
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Detail Duration: 2 hours
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The image shows a bustling urban street at night highlighted by the illuminated signage of the Apollo Theater with cars on the road and a dynamic cityscape backdropThe image shows a bustling urban street at night highlighted by the illuminated signage of the Apollo Theater with cars on the road and a dynamic cityscape backdropThe image shows a bustling urban street at night highlighted by the illuminated signage of the Apollo Theater with cars on the road and a dynamic cityscape backdropThe image shows a bustling urban street at night highlighted by the illuminated signage of the Apollo Theater with cars on the road and a dynamic cityscape backdrop

If you're looking to explore the soulful roots of New York City, the Central Harlem African American Tour is an absolute must-do. This guided walking tour will take you on a journey through one of the most culturally rich and historically significant neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Led by expert local guides, the tour commences at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and winds its way through Central Harlem, taking in iconic sights such as the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Striver's Row. Along the way, you'll learn about the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement, and the influence of African American culture on music, art, and literature.

The Central Harlem African American Tour is approximately three and a half hours in duration and covers a distance of approximately two miles. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. This tour draws visitors from all over the globe, and the guides are skilled at creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness and community as they share the stories of Harlem's past and present.

Harlem's history is deeply intertwined with the music scene, and the Apollo Theater stands as the neighborhood's most iconic institution. After visiting this historic space, it's hard not to imagine the giants of music and culture who have graced the Apollo's stage over the years. The Abyssinian Baptist Church is another highlight of the tour; this grand cathedral is well-known as a cornerstone of the Harlem community and has been an epicenter for the civil rights struggle.

Harlem offers an abundance of soulful and lively music, fashion and arts events throughout the year which you never going to find anywhere else. Moreover, Striver's Row is an architectural gem; the collection of townhouses evoke a bygone era in New York style. To see the row townhouses in full glory, the photographs from 1910 in the Morris-Jumel Mansion might interest you.

The Central Harlem African American Tour provides visitors with a deep appreciation for the history, culture, and resilience of Harlem. You'll leave the tour with a newfound understanding of the role that this vibrant neighborhood has played in shaping the character of New York City.

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 Pass By  Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building (Formerly Harlem State Office Building) in New York, NY
The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, formerly known as the Harlem State Office Building, is a must-visit in New York. This 19-story marvel, adorned with African motifs, is a cultural hub featuring community events, art exhibitions, and a blooming summer farmers' market. It's not just an office building, but a living symbol of Harlem's vibrant and rich heritage.
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 Pass By  Apollo Theater in New York, NY
Embrace the vibrant spirit of New York City at the legendary Apollo Theater. Known as a landmark for African-American culture, the Apollo has hosted music legends from Ella Fitzgerald to Stevie Wonder. Bask in its rich history!
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 Pass By  Thurgood Marshall Academy in New York, NY
Experience a piece of history at Thurgood Marshall Academy in New York. This notable educational institution honors Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice. Wander through the halls filled with academic vibrance and be inspired by the legacy of a trailblazer. Immerse yourself in this unique blend of learning and history, nestled in the heart of Harlem.


If you're traveling to New York and aiming to experience the city's authentic and diverse culture, the Central Harlem African American Tour is an excellent place to start. This tour is designed to give an insight into the African American culture and the landmarks that should be cherished by every visitor including musicians, artists, and adventurers on a journey for exploration and heartwarming stories. Don't miss out on this must-do activity while you're in Manhattan.


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