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Welcome to Harlem

2360 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Suite D, New York City, NY 10027
212-662-7779
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Ranked #134 of 550 Activities in New York City
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Welcome to Harlem is a premier tour company and visitor center in Harlem, located just around the corner from the famous Apollo Theater. We are well known for our gospel and brunch, walking, shopping, soul food and jazz tours in Harlem. Using our intimate knowledge of Harlem and all it has to offer we are able to tailor distinctive tour itineraries for the perfectly personal out-of-the-ordinary Harlem experience that city-wide tours just simply can't offer.
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Brisbane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a great morning walking Harlem with Carolyn.it was interesting to view the area from the street leveland to hear a little of the history of the area.there were only 5 of us on the tour so that made it a very intimate group. The church service was uplifting and an exciting insight.brunch afterwards was very nice though I... More

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had a wonderful time on the Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with our guide Cheryl. She is a fount of information, knowledge and anecdote, took her time to make sure we really absorbed the neighborhoods we walked, and also injected a good deal of humor into her stories. The tour was supposed to be an hour and a half but... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a wonderful time on the gospel and brunch tour with Caroline, but also learned a tremendous amount. The small group size and individualized pace were a real plus. Caroline is a ambassador for the neighborhood she clearly takes much pride in. This was our first day in NYC, and we were staying in a Harlem brownstone, so a... More

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Long Valley, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I took the Harlem Renaissance Tour with Cheryl. The tour was one of the highlights of our 5 day trip to NY. She was a wealth of information and a delight to be with. She told us stories and shared history with us that were amazing. We took our time so we were able to absorb all... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a highly informative tour. Caroline was a great wealth of knowledge about all things Harlem past and present. She displays a great sense of pride for her community and after the tour you understand why. Since she lives in the neighborhood she practically knew someone at every corner we stopped at. For the "brunch" portion of the trip... More

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you want to feel good about life, go to Harlem in May, befriend Caroline, and go sing in Church on a Sunday. This tour was so fun. I learned a ton about the history of NYC and Harlem. It's all there: Adam Clayton Powell, churches and mosques, Franco the artist, the Apollo theater, 125th St , Lenox Ave, lovely... More

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I took the Mount Morris Tour recently and were both surprised by the excellent knowledge Carolyn forwarded. It was a very enjoyable walk through the center of Harlem around 125th Street with lots of historial and cultural spots. We will definitely bring our guests on this tour as everybody has a wrong idea about this wonderful area.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Tour Date: Aug 28, 2013 My wife and I had a Groupon for the Morris Park Historic District. (Groupon does not clearly indicate that lunch is omitted - it just states that the tour is included) We arrived right at 11, nervous our tour would leave without us. Pleasant surprise - we were the only two on the tour, and... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Tour taken 3/23/13, used a living social voucher I throughly enjoyed this walking tour courtesy of Welcome to Harlem. Our guide Cheryl was informative about Harlem's history from the days of the Harlem renaissance up until today. She was also up to date on community news as a Harlemite herself. You could tell how much she loves the community and... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My husband and I took the Harlem Renaissance Tour and spent over two hours walking through the neighborhoods of Harlem with our wonderful guide, Carolyn. It was espceially nice since we were the only two people who had signed up for the tour (Friday 11am-2pm). Carolyn knows the people and places and has deep roots in Harlem. Her love for... More

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