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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 #86 of 522 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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Nelson, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This was one of the first things we did in New York and also pretty well the coolest. On advice from our kids we booked with this tour and made sure we got the Sunday Harlem Church experience. The Fathers' Day choir, the enthusiastic congregation and, especially for me, the church band still have me tapping my toes. The jazz... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Funny guide but didn't show us much around. A big part of the tour the ceremony at the church which was too long and wasn׳t so fascinating.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a fantastic tour of Harlem, go with this company. Neil, our guide who lives and breathes Harlem life, went above and beyond to give us the true experience of Harlem. He was extremely knowledgeable, charismatic and went the extra mile to get us into Sylvia’s Restaurant at the end of the tour. There was a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We did the Harlem Gospel tour, led by Neal, who was informative and entertaining and was greeted warmly by many locals who passed by during the tour. We were welcomed into the Canaan Baptist Church and witnessed some wonderful gospel singing during the service. We then were taken on a historical walk around the Harlem area. Highly recommended.

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Took the #2 train to Harlem. Got off the train and walked a short 1/2 block to 104 Malcolm X Blvd. While waiting for the rest of the tour group to arrive we stepped outside because it was a beautiful day. Our wonderful guide brought out 2 lounge chairs to make sure we were comfy :-) wonderful brief presentation of... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our 86 years old (!!!) tour guide, Andy was fantastic. He knows everthing, being a Harlem habitant for more than a hundred years... He has a great sense of humor as well. After a 40-50 minutes tour we went to Abyssinian Baptist Church to be part of a worship. It was really fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic tour that is given by actual locals then look no further! I am an avid adventurer that seeks out local experience and supports local economy. I couldn't have hoped for anything better. Neil showed us every nook and cranny of the area and I actually felt like I was in each time era... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We did this yourself a recommendation from a friend and truly loved the experience. Cornelious (Neil) showed us such a great time. He was very carasmatic, fun and informative. The gospel mass brought tears to our eyes. A must tour-really shows you how much Harlem has changed since the 70's and 80's. Very safe and the people are so welcoming.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This met our expectations and then more some. Great tour guide, born & bred in Harlem, knew all the locals, had such a great sense of humour and so passionate about Harlem and the journey of his people. The morning was divided into 3 components, an hour at the Canaan Baptist Church, another hour on walking history tour and finally... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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