We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Welcome to Harlem

Closed Now: 10:00 - 15:00
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
Book In Advance
All photos (22)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“soul food”(5 reviews)
“walking tour”(9 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:00
See all hours
145 W 122nd St, Suite 1, New York City, NY 10027-5555
+1 212-662-7779
Ways to Experience Welcome to Harlem
from US$16.35
More Info
from US$65.35
More Info
from US$61.05
More Info
Reviews (85)
Filter reviews
81 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews soul food walking tour adam clayton powell baptist church great morning fun experience our tour guide gospel jazz series congregation stories nyc
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 81 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The curator of this series, Craig Harris, is a venerable presence on the NYC jazz scene, and he uses his network to bring in world class musicians every week. I have been 4-5 times in the last few months, and each time I sit in...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed Gospel tour and lunch. Carolyn is so accommodating!! Fun experience for locals and tourists!

Thank alightman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found it disappointing and not what we expected. We saw very little of Harlem and spend a lot of time in the church. There was some singing and dancing but over all it felt more like a fundraising event for the church community. Several...More

Thank At D
Reviewed 10 October 2018

What a great tour! The guide was so knowledgeable and very friendly. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Our guide Cheryl was great. She’s a lifelong Harlem resident and knows “everyone.” We loved walking around with her and meeting/chatting with her friends and acquaintances. (My granddaughter and I were the only ones in her tour (lucky us) so it was like walking around...More

1  Thank KSCoral
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Very intimate group allowed for a more casual atmosphere. We toured areas of Harlem on way to jazz club and was enriched by knowledge regarding architecture and historic figures. Guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and down-to-earth. Jazz was also genuine with very talented performers at venue....More

1  Thank 574carlan
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I visited the Harlem Jazz Series after reading wonderful reviews on Yelp which convinced me to go solo. The location is central to most places in Harlem, and was inside of a lovely church. It was the best, intimate way to see jazz live. The...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We started with a bit of a walking tour through the area, and our tour guide Carolyn was so knowledgeable and friendly. She gave us all time to look and take photos and ask questions. We stopped at a church for a couple hours- which...More

Thank Brittneydeanne
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We had a great time at the Tuesday afternoon jazz concert at Greater Calvary Baptist Church. The music was wonderful and, because the event was intimate, we had a chance to talk to a couple of the musicians. We even got recommendations for where to...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank jefffulmer
Reviewed 7 May 2018

I really enjoyed to attend the Safe house jazz parlour. The staff from Welcome to Harlem was amazingly kind, the experience to see how an old Harlem townhouse looks like inside and the luxe to sit in the living room to listen to beautiful music...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank LeonorSilvana
View more reviews
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
Nearby HotelsSee all 487 nearby hotels
Aloft Harlem
772 reviews
.38 km away
Astor on the Park
1,586 reviews
1.32 km away
Morningside Inn
912 reviews
1.62 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites near Stadium
37 reviews
1.66 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15,866 nearby restaurants
SottoCasa Pizzeria
278 reviews
.16 km away
Harlem Shake
415 reviews
.22 km away
169 reviews
.16 km away
141 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4,750 nearby attractions
Apollo Theater
551 reviews
.39 km away
Greater Refuge Temple
51 reviews
.18 km away
The Studio Museum in Harlem
65 reviews
.23 km away
First Corinthian Baptist Church
184 reviews
.55 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Welcome to Harlem staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines