Our historic Harlem walking tour explores the history of Harlem, from its origins as a Dutch village in the 17th century through its transformation into the “Capital of Black America” in the early 20th century. We place the evolution of Harlem into the context of American history by learning about how the Great Migration drove the neighborhood’s ethnic transformation through several incarnations before Harlem finally became the black metropolis we think of today. Our Harlem guided tour emphasizes the artistic, literary, and musical flowerings of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. Learn how this period laid the intellectual foundation for the early Civil Rights Movement. Stops could include the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Striver’s Row, the Apollo Theater, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Hotel Theresa, and sites associated with W.E.B. DuBois, Madame C.J. Walker, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Carl van Vechten, and many others.
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Pass By: Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Pl, New York City, NY 10030-2303
Visit this Historic African American church.
Pass By: Strivers' Row, W. 138th and W. 139th Sts. between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass Blvds. Harlem, New York City, NY
See spectacular early 20th-century townhomes.
Pass By: YMCA, 180 W 135th St, New York, NY 10030, USA
This is a crucial stop for the history of the Harlem Renaissance.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Stroller accessible
- Wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
278 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
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