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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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$75*
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Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour
$45*
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Evening Harlem Jazz Tour
$15*
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Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series

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Walking tour of Harlem

I live in NYC and like to learn about and explore new areas. The tour was almost tailor-made for those of us on it; very comfortably paced with lots of information about history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I live in NYC and like to learn about and explore new areas. The tour was almost tailor-made for those of us on it; very comfortably paced with lots of information about history, architecture, and politics included, Cheryl knew her neighborhood and could answer and expand on almost anything we asked. This is the second tour I have taken with... More 

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Leicester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We attended this lunchtime concert on our last day in the city and it proved to be a highlight of our week's stay. Ted Daniel is a renowned world-class trumpeter (and cornet player) with a first class group who played an unhackneyed repertoire superbly. It was a joy to meet another of my musical heroes- Craig Harris- who was hosting... More 

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Carolyn J, Owner at Welcome to Harlem, responded to this review

Hi Alan, I am glad that you enjoyed the performance at the Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series by Ted Daniel. We are trying to bring world class jazz music to the public at an affordable price during the day. Craig and I were glad that you were able to snag a copy signed copy of Souls Within the Veil. I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Excellent tour and amazing value for money. Our guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the area being a resident and she seemed to know everybody. The tour lasted about 6 hours in total and hearing about the history and plans for future preservation of historical buildings was interesting. The singing and musical accompaniment at the church service was to... More 

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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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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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Address: 2360 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Suite D, New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-662-7779
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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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