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Central Harlem: Mecca of African-American Culture

Product ID: 83247
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Considered the "Mecca" for African-Americans at the turn of the century, Central Harlem is home to jazz, lindy hop and swing. The area continues to be one of Harlem’s most vibrant for the arts, dining and shopping.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the significance of Central Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights era and current development of the area
  • Stroll 125th shopping corridor, visit the African Market, " Little Senegal", and see stately homes and architecture in the historic district
  • Check out the Apollo Theater, Speaker’s Corner, Hotel Theresa and other sites contributing to the rich and diverse history and legacy of Harlem
Full description
Considered the "Mecca" for African-Americans at the turn of the century, Central Harlem is home to jazz, lindy hop and swing. The area continues to be one of Harlem’s most vibrant for the arts, dining and shopping.
You can learn about the significance of Central Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights era and current development of area, so that you know about the history and get more of a feel for the area you're strolling around in.

Take a wonder along 125th shopping corridor, visit the African Market – "Little Senegal", and see stately homes and architecture in the historic district. Also, see and learn about the Apollo Theater, Speaker’s Corner, Hotel Theresa and other sites contributing to the rich and diverse history and legacy of Harlem.
Includes
  • Guided tour by licensed tour guide and Harlem resident
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional, but appreciated)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

MEETING POINT: Corner of West 145th Street & St Nicholas Avenue, in front of the Capital One Bank. DIRECTIONS: Take the UPTOWN A, D, B, or C subway uptown to W. 145th Street station

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a walking tour. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear
• This tour focuses on neighborhood history. It does not include a visit to church or music
• Tour may be moderately difficult for the physically challenged
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.0/5
Organization
4.2/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Harlem One Stop Cultural Tours

Product ID: 83247