NYC: Relive the Harlem Renaissance on a Tour with Lunch

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Explore the theaters and ballrooms that set the stage for the Harlem Renaissance on a guided walking tour with lunch. Learn about those who shaped the era, such as Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington.


  • Relive the magic of the Harlem Renaissance on a guided walking tour of Harlem
  • Learn about legendary residents, including Pig Foot Mary and Duke Ellington
  • Gaze at the theaters, ballrooms, and churches that played a starring role
  • Discover why this period in American history marked African-American culture
  • Experience daily life in modern Harlem as you settle in for a delicious lunch


Journey through present-day Harlem to discover the people and places that helped create the Harlem Renaissance on a guided walking tour. Learn why this period in American history was so important for African-American culture and tuck into a Harlem lunch. Meet your guide and embark on your walking tour of the Harlem Renaissance. Learn about where Jungle Alley was and why 135th Street was such a crucial area during the Harlem Renaissance. Along the way, see the theaters, ballrooms, and churches that played a starring role in the Renaissance. Relive this exciting era as your guide tells stories of the most influential individuals, from the writers Langston Hughes and Zora Neal Hurston, to jazz legends such as Duke Ellington. Hear about the cook Lillian Harris Dean and why she took the name “Pig Foot Mary.” Uncover how Madame CJ Walker made her millions, and explore Harlem in art form via the artist Jacob Lawrence and photographer James Van Der Zee. Once the walking tour comes to a close, tuck into a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and experience a slice of daily life in Harlem.


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