Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour
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Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Step back in time on a history tour
Duration: 2 hours
Welcome to the Central Harlem African American Architectural Walking Tour in New York City, where you'll be guided through Harlem's rich history and remarkable architecture. The 2.5-hour fusion of walking and storytelling begins and ends at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Discover Harlem’s greatest achievements, art movements, and the cultural revolution experienced in New York City during the 1920s. Discover why artists were attracted to this area during the Harlem Renaissance and why it's still a vibrant community today.
During this tour, expect to walk around 1.5 miles, so comfortable shoes are a must. You'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will provide an unforgettable experience. On your journey, admire the stunning architecture that Harlem houses. You'll begin by visiting and learning about the civil-rights leader, Marcus Garvey. Continue to Thurgood Marshall Academy, a modern landmark that was once home to Harlem's Amalgamated Bank. The Apollo Theater is always a highlight, and you'll experience it in a new way on this tour. Stop by the Harlem State Office Building, where Malcolm X once worked, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The tour is an excellent opportunity to go beyond the well-known landmarks and traditions. See some of Harlem's lesser-known but equally significant spots. Marvel at the variety of color schemes that blend together to bring every street to life. Your guide will share stories of the individuals, organizations, and events at these sites, bringing them to life before you. Be taken back to a different time and experience how Harlem has morphed into the dynamic and diverse area it is today.
The Central Harlem African American Architectural Walking Tour is an ideal activity for anyone looking to experience something new and different from traditional tours. This guided tour's primary purpose is educational and provides an exceptional opportunity for those interested in New York's rich culture and history. Our tours are perfect for families, groups, and individuals interested in seeing a new side to Harlem.
In conclusion, the Central Harlem African American Architectural Walking Tour is an ideal blend of history and stunning architecture that will leave a lasting impression on visitors. Join a knowledgeable guide on a journey back in time to explore Harlem's past while admiring the community's vibrant present. We look forward to hosting you on our walking tour soon!