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Address: 2360 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Suite D, New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-662-7779
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Description: Welcome to Harlem is a premier tour company and visitor center in Harlem...
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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Took this tour with Carolyn today, and it was phenomenal. She combined a deep knowledge of Harlem's history and development with an invaluable understanding of the neighborhood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Took this tour with Carolyn today, and it was phenomenal. She combined a deep knowledge of Harlem's history and development with an invaluable understanding of the neighborhood as it is today. Carolyn doesn't just know the neighborhood; she lives it. She can give a rundown of the various beautiful old brownstones and churches in the neighborhood, their histories, and the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This the third time that I've brought a group of students on a Harlem tour with Carolyn. She is brilliant, kind, and professional in every way; and a passionate ambassador for Harlem's history and transformation. My students repeatedly said that the tour of Harlem was the highlight of their three days in NYC. They loved Carolyn's guidance, the food, and... More 

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browns mills, nj
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food was great. We went for the bunch. Had family with us from Miami, Fl. They loved it. Never been to NY or Harlem. Took pictures by the Alpolo Theatre. It was a good day not to cold, Was able to walk around the area. Had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending the Afternoon Harlem Jazz Series run by Welcome To Harlem at the Randall Memorial Presbyterian Church. Please, if you're visiting NYC this should be at the top of your list of things to do. It's top notch jazz in a lovely setting, close to the subway and several places to eat. It's a great... More 

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Brisbane
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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