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Harlem Heritage Tours

104 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10026-2595
+1 212-280-7888
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104 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10026-2595
+1 212-280-7888
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a tour of Harlem with our 8th grade students. Neal is super passionate and knowledgeable. He brings a ton of energy to his tour and helped us appreciate the rich history of Harlem. Due to time constraints, we had to take the tour on...More

Thank gbakerslms
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Went with Andy Owens an energetic 88 year old tour guide. He was amazing with his stories and historical information on Harlem over the years. The best walking tour I have been on so far. He gets top marks for his energy, knowledge and easy...More

1  Thank Beachboy2093
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Harlem is a truly wonderful area, rich in history and religion, affected by poverty and violence and now battling to help the residents grow and achieve more in life. Dr Harlem (Neal) is the best our guide ever, at 88 years old he managed to...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Me, my sister and parents had a great time on the Harlem Gospel Choir Walking Tour, we booked our tickets the day before on this website. We went on a walking tour for about 1hr and then went to the The Abyssinian Baptist Church for...More

1  Thank Sian D
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I very much like to walk city streets on my own, making discoveries as I go. But sometimes it's better to get a good overview of a spread out place, and if you have any interest in Harlem, this is a great place to get...More

3  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We absolutely loved our tour with Harlem Heritage Tours. We started with the Gospel church service which was incredible. It was a truly moving experience and one to remember! This was followed by some lively history told by our guides. We ended our tour at...More

2  Thank 674Lisa
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Over the previous six years we have taken twenty 16 year old students on this three hour tour. Our guide is always Neal Shoemaker, who not only is extremely knowledgeable about Harlem, but tells the story of Harlem in a very enthusiastic manner which keeps...More

5  Thank hugh345
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Whenever I go to New York it's usually to attend a church service and I never have the opportunity to experience New York. We'll I decided on a Friday I'm going to Harlem on Saturday and be a tourist, let me check out what's happening...More

2  Thank NJWTravels
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I highly recommend the Harlem Heritage walking tour! The highlights had to be my tour guide, Andy Owens, and "Mr. Apollo", Billy Mitchell, who both provided their own perspective about the rich culture, history, and politics of Harlem. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!

1  Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is the Sunday morning tour that begins at a church where we are suppose to hear unbelievable gospel music and then walk for an hour afterwards seeing Harlem sites. Our group was very large and it was hard to stay together once we got...More

1  Thank 2LGtravelbugs
loveharlem, Owner at Harlem Heritage Tours, responded to this review

My name is Neal Shoemaker owner of Harlem Heritage Tours. Thanks for attending our Harlem Gospel Walking Tour. On the Sunday you attended the group was larger than usual, but usually we have no more than 15 guests per guide and the walk from our...More

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
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I am ready to give the Harlem Heritage Tours another chance. I am looking at the Gospel Music Tour and am wondering if anyone has taken it recently and if so, could you tell me how this tour is organized. Do we attend an actual service? I noticed it is about four hours long and includes some walking. We have taken several of the tours such as the architectural tour and I am wondering if they repeat this or do they focus mainly on gospel Music, churches, etc. What would be appropriate attire? Are they located in the same place as they have in the past or have they moved. I know they were either moving or remodeling. In the past, we have had a very elderly leader who was wonderful. I wonder if he is still available for tours. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
7 March 2016|
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Are children allowed or is the tour not suitable for kids as well? We are a family of 8 visiting mixed ages (59, 52, 45, 42, 17, 13, 10, and 7). Also, are there any tours offered on Sunday after main church services take place or only weekend. We would like to visit the Harlem area on one day if possible and we would like to attend church in that area if possible while we are visiting over a 4 day period to NYC. Thanks.
6 March 2016|
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Response from Janet6844 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was totally appropriate for children if they are able to walk a distance. There are lots of churches in the area & I think the people at Harlem Heritage would be more than willing to help you find one that meets... More
Would the Wed gospel music walking tour be doable for someone with a scooter? My husband can walk short distances and climb a limited number of stairs. Just wondering if we would be able to do this tour?
18 March 2015|
Response from loveharlem | Property representative |
Yes it would be no problem foe someone inna scooter, my number is 212 280-7888 or 646 302-1575. Thanks.