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Welcome to Harlem

New York City, NY, USA
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About Welcome to Harlem
A full-service tour company operating since 2004, Welcome to Harlem specializes in the rich history and cultural diversity of Harlem. Over the years, we have collaborated with local business and organizations to bring special events to our clients. Our tours are designed for clients who expect the best: we pride ourselves on our extensive tour guiding experience and meticulously planned, smoothly run tours. We provide custom tours, educational tours, and weekly live jazz and annual gospel concerts. We can arrange tours for groups of all sizes. We LOVE Harlem and are VERY PROUD of our neighborhood, and this is what differentiates us from the rest.
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Evening Harlem Jazz Tour

Watch Harlem come alive after dark with a 3.5-hour evening tour to historic churches, landmarks and one of the neighborhood’s best jazz spots. Walk with your guide along vibrant Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and learn about the cultural heritage of Harlem’s night clubs and gospel churches. Spot some of New York City’s distinctive brownstone architecture as you walk, then finish your evening at a live jazz club, where some of today’s best artists play tunes by Harlem’s music greats.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $65.32

Harlem Walking Tour: Mount Morris Park Historic District w/ Lunch

Explore Harlem’s most vibrant neighborhoods with this insider's walking tour of 125th street and the Mount Morris Historic District. Follow your guide through Harlem’s elegant architecture as you learn the story of the intellectuals and artists that ignited the Harlem Renaissance. See ‘Doctor’s Row,’ where preserved brownstone homes evoke New York City’s gilded age, hear the echoes of groundbreaking performances at the Apollo Theater, then finish your tour with lunch at a local restaurant.
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3 hours
from $69.68

Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with Lunch

Explore the landmarks of the Harlem renaissance on a 3-hour walking tour with lunch at a local restaurant. Follow in the footsteps of Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, and Zora Neale Hurston as you stroll through Jungle Alley and history-infused 135th Street, and hear stories about the New York City intellectuals and artists that put Harlem on the world stage. Stop to visit scenic highlights and monuments, then finish your tour with lunch in the heart of the neighborhood. 
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3 hours
from $69.68

Harlem Jazz Series

Experience the iconic sounds of Harlem with tickets to an afternoon jazz series that features today’s most creative and talented artists. Each Tuesday performance brings a different group or soloist for two intimate sets at a history Presbyterian church. Enjoy 60 minutes of music that ranges from laid-back tunes to upbeat horns and drums, and take in Harlem’s cultural heritage and cutting edge compositions.
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1 hour
from $21.75

Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour

New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is a must-see area of the city. Pack in a walking tour, gospel service, and brunch all into one day and save time planning individual activities. Walk through the heart of the Mount Morris Historic District; see the storied historic theater; and then attend a local gospel service to clap and sing along to classic Harlem melodies. Finish your tour with brunch at a local restaurant.
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4 hours
from $98.71
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Lynda L wrote a review May 5
Last week I had the extreme pleasure of experiencing Carla Cook at the Series. As always, the evening was filled with amazing music AND Carla is such a beautiful singer. She gifted us with "The Sea" #sekousundiata I recommend anyone who loves music to come on out. You won't regret it.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Joy N wrote a review Apr 2021
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I had an incredible time with Carolyn learning about the beautiful and unique history about Harlem! I got a personal tour and cannot wait to recommend this tour to more people.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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francine c wrote a review Feb 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
what a wonderful day with Debi! She was so informative in a friendly, fun and interesting way. i was so glad my friend discovered this fabulous walking tour online and booked it for us as it wouldn't have been my first choice. But I highly recommend it. Go and learn about its history, present and future!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mona1975 wrote a review Feb 2020
West Midlands
We did the tour on Sunday Feb 2nd with Carolyn. We were just a small group which was great. Carolyn was amazing, she was friendly and her knowledge was outstanding, we learnt so much and it was so interesting. We met Franco the Great who has transformed Harlem’s streets with his amazing artwork. The Apollo Theatre was awesome, it’s a shame we couldn’t go inside (this would be worth paying for). The Gospel choir were great but we would have preferred more singing than seeing the ‘information’ parts of the service. We were waiting for 2 people at the start of the tour so maybe if they had turned up we would have made it to the church earlier to see more of the gospel. The brunch was good at a Mediterranean restaurant, not really the ‘soul food’ we were expecting however it was really good. There are cheaper tours of Harlem but I would definitely 100% recommend this one with Carolyn as you get what you pay for and the smaller groups make it much more enjoyable. Thank you Carolyn.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tony V wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California
I enjoyed my walking tour of Harlem with my WONDERFUL guide. I had many questions, and she had all the answers. This was no college student working a summer job. This lovely lady was born in the neighborhood and knew ALL about the neighborhood from her many decades there. In spite of wind and rain we made our way through many historical sites and sights. AND UNLIKE SOME TOUR OPERATORS, this company didn’t cancel my tour because I was the only person who signed up for the tour. A wonderful and memorable experience.
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