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Harlem Heritage Tours

104 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York City, NY 10026 (Harlem)
212 280-7888
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Ranked #83 of 521 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Harlem Heritage Tours was founded in 1998 to use the industry of tourism as a tool to preserve Harlem's history and to contribute to the development... more » Owner description: Harlem Heritage Tours was founded in 1998 to use the industry of tourism as a tool to preserve Harlem's history and to contribute to the development of our local economy. Tours are conducted by those who were born and raised in Harlem, providing visitors with and nsiders view of our culture. Harlem Heritage Tours strives to provide the most innovation experiences in tourism and with the tech advances of modern day, it's been fun to create new tours. We look forward to seeing you in Harlem. « less
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Although our guide was late, he made up for it through his personal insights and historical account of the forth coming of Harlem. His love for the community in which he was raised, shines through our tour of the streets of Harlem. He generously shares ribs with us and introduces us to vibrant locals. This very personal tour of Harlem... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I booked this tour as I'd never been to Harlem and wanted to get an overview of the area. It was a short tour with a small group. The tour guide had grown up in Harlem and had a great passion for the area and it's culture. He knew everyone that we met on our walk around the area and... More

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Westport, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had a very enjoyable and informative experience with Neil exploring Harlem and its history. Neil is a very engaging guide who was born and raised in Harlem and has lived there his entire life and relayed his personal perspective and experiences. He also had an ipad with great Jazz music, which he played as we were walking around. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Neal showed us the heart of Harlem: its people, unique neighborhoods and history. It's a beautiful part of town and changing by leaps and bounds. Loved the civic mindedness of our guide and how he knew so many people as we walked through the streets. He's an ambassador for Harlem and doing good things for the neighborhood. Loved him and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I had a great day in Harlem with the Harlem walking tour. Our guide, Doris, was a Harlem native and was superb. Her personal stories of growing up in Harlem along the accounts of the famous residents were interesting. Harlem history, the Renaissance stories, the sites, and sounds made for enriching experience. Neil, the tour founder, was... More

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Perth WA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We booked the Harlem heritage tour (gospel) on a Wednesday morning for that afternoon (5:15) via their website with another couple. We arrived at the meeting point at approximately 5pm and waited nearly 1 hour and apart from 4 other participants nobody from the company turned up. We tried to contact the company via phone at about 5:40 but could... More

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The tour through Harlem with tourguide was Ok. The visit in the church however not. Some of our group couldn't enter the church, because of the definition of what flip flops are or the clothing of a lady with a shoulder free dress. This however was their own fault because it was written in the tour describtion that one has... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Awesome experience. I did the Harlem Renaissance Multimedia Walking Tour. What I enjoyed most about the tour was the guide's connecting to Harlem and the way he pulled from his experiences there to tell its story. As we walked through the neighborhood, he would point out area celebrities and friends who lived in the area. Everyone one was kind enough... More

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Tour guide Neal is late other reviews said the same. Guide tried to be a comedian too much. Once he became a guide it was better. Entrance to church was a waste of tour time. Fuss about proper clothing, definition of flip flops and leaving backpacks outside. Take a tour of Harlem but not necessarily this one.

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loveharlem, Owner at Harlem Heritage Tours, responded to this review

Hello my name is Neal and I was the tour guide for this tour - apologies for being late for this tour. Honestly speaking my portable speaker and iPad were malfunctioning requesting a password I didn't have at the time, causing me to joke a little too at the beginning, but once I got into my usual groove all went... More

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I took this tour on the 19th of July 2014 and we had lots of fun. Be prepared to walk, but Neal has a lot of information about Harleem and the times! He even bought all of us an Icey and watermelon while on the tour. When the tour was over I wanted to visit Sylvia's so... More

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