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Free Harlem History Tour
I am a licensed tour guide, professional blogger, and active member of the Guides Association of New York City. My passion is New York’s food, history, and culture, and my walking tours are one of a kind NYC experiences! I also created, own, and operate a tour agency called Food Strolls Guided Tours right here in New York City.
Join Alex on a Harlem history tour and follow the neighborhood from the American Revolution to the Harlem Renaissance, and beyond. We’ll learn how the area transitioned from German, Jewish, and Italian, to America’s most influential Black community.
We’ll visit famous churches, theaters, mansions, and some of NYC’s finest residential architecture. We’ll also discuss events and places considered central to Black identity in the United States, like the Harlem Cultural Festival and the iconic Apollo Theater.
Eventually, we’ll arrive in “Little Senegal”, NYC’s largest West African community. We’ll talk about contemporary West African migration to the United States, visit several local markets, and meet some business owners in the neighborhood.
Along the way, you'll have plenty of opportunities to engage and ask questions.
Tours are casual, flexible, and fun, so bring your curiosity and a comfortable pair of walking shoes!
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:334 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031, USA334 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031, USA
I will be standing at the corner carrying a clear folder full of black and white images.
1Outside visitHamilton Grange National Memorial
2Outside visitThe Abyssinian Baptist Church
3Outside visitApollo Theater
4Outside visitStrivers' Row
5Outside visitCentral Harlem Historic District
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).