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Harlem Heritage Tours

New York City, NY, USA
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About Harlem Heritage Tours
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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Colette wrote a review Aug 9
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Excellent eye opening tour provided by Harlem local. The tour guide (first name possibly Neil-can’t remember) was awesome! He also said he was Mr. Harlem. He loves the city and you can tell it with every step taken. He even kept my teenagers engaged with his fun facts and how he “took us back in time”. We even took an unexpected but yummy trip by Harlem Chocolate Company. He took time to try and get to know each guest also which made it very personal. Make sure to dress comfortably-a lot of walking, but so worth it! Highly recommend taking this tour.
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Grigoriy S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Neal is an amazing guide - very knowledgeable and perfect storyteller. With his narration we could vividly imagine how history unfolded in Harlem.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Frankie J wrote a review Jul 2022
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Very educational. I really learned a lot. Neal was very knowledgeable about the subjects. He was able to answer all of our questions. I highly recommend anyone visiting the area to take the tour.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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John J H wrote a review Jul 2022
Okatie, South Carolina2 contributions2 helpful votes
Although the tour guide (Neal) was friendly the tour had NONE of the things mentioned in the ad. We did visit the museum we only stood in the lobby as he explained some of the history of Harlem we never saw a video or any multi media. He spent a great deal of time talking about himself. We did walk through some of Harlem but never went into any other building. Although the ad says that we would go into the Apollo Theater and be able to walk on the stage. NONE OF THAT HAPPENED. In fact, we were not allowed to go into the building at all. He spoke outside the theater for about 10 minutes and then the tour ended. I asked the Apollo employees about going into the building and they said Neal's tour did not have permission to do that. I have taken other TripAdvisor tours and they have All been very good. Not this one. I would like a full refund because this tour was a joke.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Regina P wrote a review Jul 2022
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I can't name one part that was best because the entire tour from beginning to end was superb! We started with casual conversation about the the history of Harlem then our tour guide, Neal Shoemaker, proceeded with fabulous video history, some of which I had never seen. We walked many blocks, the weather was great, not to hot at all. Neal is very knowledgeable of the city, the people and the history of Harlem. We met historical people from Harlem, ventured in the local shops, Haberdasheries and complexes. A superb tour Neal! I learned something new that I will read about, and your approach on the tour with the lecture, video and the walk were on point! It was nice meeting Gator as well! Good luck with all your awesome plans for Harlem! I can't wait to return to Harlem for another of Harlem Heritage Tours, so many to choose from.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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