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New York: Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 41275
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Discover some of the most beautiful theaters, ballrooms, and churches in Harlem on a 3-hour walking tour of Harlem Renaissance locations. Learn about legendary Harlem residents, such as the poet Langston Hughes, and jazz musicians like Duke Ellington.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll present-day Harlem learning about the Harlem Renaissance
  • Learn about legendary Harlem Renaissance residents, such as Pig Foot Mary
  • Enjoy a lunch at a local Harlem restaurant
  • See the theaters, ballrooms, and churches that cultivated Harlem talent
  • Discover why this period in American history was so important for African-American culture
Full description
Embark on a journey through present-day Harlem to see the people and places that helped create the Harlem Renaissance, and discover why this period in American history was so magical and important for African-American culture.

During the 3-hour walking tour, you will discover where Jungle Alley was, and learn why 135th Street was such a crucial area during the Harlem Renaissance. Along the way, see wonderful theaters, ballrooms, and churches that were jumping during the Renaissance.

Your guide will bring the history alive as they tell stories of the most influential individuals, from the writers Langston Hughes and Zora Neal Hurston, to jazz legends such as Duke Ellington. Hear about the cook Lillian Harris Dean and why she took the name “Pig Foot Mary.” Discover how Madame CJ Walker made her millions, and explore Harlem in art form via the artist Jacob Lawrence and photographer James Van Der Zee.

Once the walking tour comes to a close, you will be treated to a delicious lunch at a local restaurant to experience life in Harlem today.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional but appreciated)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at 145 West 122nd Street, Apt. 1, between (Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and Lenox Avenue).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Interesting ,good information. Would never have known about the Histro

Worth going on . Small group of three Guide very welcoming

September 29, 2019

More meandering than interesting tour

Disappointing tour. Seemed like we were meandering through the streets with little prepared focus. Did not go by Apollo theatre which was the tour highlight. I was expecting a tour guide with more historical knowledge. For example we walked through Marcus Garvey Park with no mention of his ideas on segregation. The stops at Jazz Museum and library were great. Overall can not recommend. Maybe try another company as there is really so much to see and learn.

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July 21, 2018

It was fantastic

Wonderful tour

August 12, 2017

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Product ID: 41275