Private Harlem Historical Tour in New York City

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Explore one of the most historic neighborhoods of New York with your expert private guide. Settled by Dutch farmers and known also as the “Mecca” for African-Americans, Harlem still remains the home to soul-food cafes and swinging jazz clubs.

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  • Experience a unique tour off the tourist track through the historic neighborhood of Harlem
  • Check out the Apollo Theater where many musical legends have performed
  • Enjoy African-American artworks at the Studio Museum of Harlem
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth at the world famous Sylvia’s Soul Food restaurant
  • Take a peek at architectural masterpieces


Make your way to the heart of Harlem, NYC’s most diverse neighborhood and visit the renowned Apollo Theater, a legendary live music venue famous for its Amateur Night contests. Many famous artists began their road to stardom on the Apollo stage (think Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis Jr. and James Brown). You’ll wander along the St. Nicholas Historic District and pass by red, yellow and dark brick buildings that are considered the magnificent examples of late 19th-Century urban design. Next, you’ll walk by the Harlem YMCA and proceed to the City College of New York campus to eye up to the renowned Shepard Hall. Afterwards, you’ll catch a glimpse of Studio Museum in Harlem, a contemporary art museum devoted to artists of African descent. Combine cultural delights with delectable bites at one of the area’s most prominent restaurants: Sylvia’s Soul Food, a culinary must-visit. Indulge in one of the country’s popular gastronomic pleasures and experience why Presidents, celebrities and Harlemites alike call Sylvia’s home. You will also admire the Abyssinian Baptist Church and Hamilton Grange National Memorial before your tour ends.


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