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Harlem Heritage Tours

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Address: 104 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York City, NY 10026
Phone Number: 212 280-7888
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Description: Harlem Heritage Tours was founded in 1998 to use the industry of tourism...
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.
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We had the absolute best time! Personalised, fun and informative

My review is late but full of heart and soul. We had the most fantastic time on the tour. Highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sydney, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My review is late but full of heart and soul. We had the most fantastic time on the tour. Highly recommend it.

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Dallas, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The walking tour was definitively pleasurable as well as informative. We received an up close and personal view of Harlem not seen on previous visits. The guide was awesome and so was his knowledge of Harlem's history, even back to the days of Bumpy Johnson.

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Cedar Hill, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We did a walking tour of Harlem. This was our first time in Harlem it was the most exciting thing I experienced in my life. We ate at Sylvia's restaurant and it was excellent. I recommend the walking tour for anyone that want to visit Harlem. Our tour guide and owner of the company was outstanding.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The tour was simply incredible. Neal is a great guide, he knows a lot about the history of Harlem and U.S. in general. I am a student of the American Studies, so i'm quite familiar with the American culture and i can say that the information he provided was correct. We ate lunch in a nice restaurant, everything was delicious,... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

OK, so there was a mix-up - the tour leaves from the Schomburg Center not the Heritage Center which is noted on the receipt which I forgot to read. (should be a sign telling people this at the Heritage Center, because most of the negative reviews seem to involve this mix-up). So because we and another party were so late,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had the pleasure of spending a thought provoking, interesting and fun afternoon with tour guide and Harlem historian, Andi Owens. He was informative, interesting and entertaining. Highly recommend this tour run by Harlem locals... not outsiders. Well done... I will be taking other tours they offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Neil Shoemaker has done his research -- he knows Harlem's rich history, geography, politics, and he shares that knowledge with you on his walking tours of the neighborhood. Along the way, he employs his backpack tricked out with speakers and an iPad to allow you hear the sounds and songs of Harlem's past and present; he shares images of each... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our tour guide was top-notch, energetic, knowledgeable and over-the-top with anecdotes and personal information about Harlem and how it has evolved over the years. Seriously, the only thing better would have been the weather.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This tour was very very good. Neal's energy, passion and knowledge is unmatched. He is an educator in every sense of the word and is able to connect many different strains of Harlem's history & present. Neal is skilled at bringing the history to life through performance, music, poetry and commentary on the present day. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was no ordinary walking tour. Our guide, Neal, combined a very detailed knowledge of the neighborhood (where he has lived his whole life) with a very entertaining and engaging style. Neal was clearly known in the community and used his interaction with neighborhood residents to enliven the tour. Additionally, he used his ipad to play music and speeches to... More 

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Additional Information about Harlem Heritage Tours

Address: 104 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York City, NY 10026
Phone Number: 212 280-7888
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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