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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 #94 of 550 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this tour. The guide was a really cool guy, really knowledgeable about the area and a great personality - really engaging. He's 86 years old but not showing any signs of slowing down!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I did the Harlem Gospel Walking Tour. The tour started by spending an hour in a church in Harlem, then we were walking down the street. Neal, our tour guide, had an iPad and was playing Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis while we walked down the street. We peppered him with questions and he was very knowledgeable. It was about... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I am disappointed to report that no one turned up to take my tour. The store was closed. I phoned and got voicemail. I was contacted 5 minutes after the starting time and advised the tour was cancelled. Very disappointing given I had spent a lot of time getting myself to Harlem. If I was a tourist with only a... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I booked a walking tour of Harlem through Harlem Heritage Tours and were fortunate enough to have Andy Owens as our guide. Although not a native of Harlem, Andy had lived there for many years and seemed thoroughly familiar with the history, architecture, and culture of Harlem from its beginnings, through the Harlem Renaissance, to the present... More

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Coventry, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a 2-hour Renaissance tour that lasted even longer. Our guide, Andi Owens, was amazing, knowledgable and so positive about Harlem. Can't wait for my next trip so that we can try some of the restaurants he told us about.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

excellent! high recommended! The tour guide really knew his stuff, made us feel welcome, and spent extra time answering all of your questions.

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Malakoff, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We spent an afternoon on a walking tour with Andy Owens through Harlem and were blown away by his knowledge of and enthusiasm for the area. Along with the history of the area, he interspersed his perspective, which really gave it life. We heard about ministers and entrepreneurs who helped Harlem thrive and saw the sites of places that helped... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

For the last three years, we have traveled from Rhode Island to NYC with our entire junior class (40 students) to study the Harlem Renaissance, civil rights movement, race relations and gentrification. Our tours with Neil have been reported through survey data as the most memorable and impactful experience of our trip. Each year, our experience is tailored to our... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want a standard "facts and figures" tour ( read "dull") - then this tour is not for you! Our Guide , Neal, took us on the Gospel Tour yesterday which happened to coincide with the New York marathon and meant access to some areas were restricted but that didn't stop Neal. We got photos with marathon runners in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a bad expression at the beginning as the tour guide waited the group inside a building a half block away from the agreed corner while we were standing in the rain. The sights were forgottable, he showed a building which stands where once was a dancehall, then a building which stands where once was the cotton club, a... More

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