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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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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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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

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

Welcome to Harlem is a great tour company! I learned so much on our walking tour of Harlem. I also ate the best cupcake I've ever had! She took me to a cupcake place near the Lenox Lounge, tiny little place but fantastic! Carolyn is from Harlem and knows EVERYONE! I met lots of people during the tour. She had... More

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Breda, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Carolyn gave us a great tour of Harlem historial district, took us to an amazing gospel church. A fantastic way to see Harlem and get insights from a local.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

I live in Pittsburgh. I just recently visit NYC for a vacation and found (Harlem) to remind me of the area of Pittsburgh called (East Liberty) a much smaller version of Harlem. Harlem was great. I really enjoyed it. Apollo theatre was smaller on the outside than I thought it wound. This area was great.

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Orlando, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

My wife and I recently took the Welcome To Harlem Gospel and Brunch tour while visiting New York City. Harlem was one part of the city I had never visited so I took the opportunity to book this 4-hour walking tour. The Gospel and Brunch tour is offered on Sundays only (due to visiting a real church service). The tour... More

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