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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 #154 of 512 activities in New York City
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Type: Tours, Walking tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Long Valley, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Canton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We spent over four hours walking through Harlem's business section and neighborhoods, worshiping at a spirited and God-loving Gospel church during Sunday service, and enjoying brunch at a local restaurant--whose delightful owner welcomed us so very warmly. The sites we viewed on this tour were not just pointed out to us. Carolyn shared the history of the area, the importance... More

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Newcastle
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This tour is run by Carolyn Johnson who is a wealth of knowledge about Harlem. We just loved the tour and all her interesting information, especially since we were in a small group of 10 so she was able to chat and answer all our questions.I couldn't believe how beautiful and welcoming Harlem is. It was great to see the... More

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Pound Ridge, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We bought a Groupon for 2 for a Welcome to Harlem walking tour with a value for up to $90.00. We chose the Morris Park Historic tour which includes lunch (regular price $35 pp). After a 3 hour walk (which was ok but not very exciting) I asked about the lunch and was told that the lunch was not included... More

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WelcometoHarlem, Owner at Welcome to Harlem, responded to this review

When we do a Groupon campaign a meal is never included because who are a tour company and would clearly lose money. The regular Mount Morris Park Tour does include lunch and cost $35 is for three hours. However when we run it with Groupon it clearly states that is does not include lunch and the tour is for 90... More

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