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It’s one of the greatest neighborhoods in the city, with a rich history and fabulous pedigree. But if you really want to see everything Harlem has to offer, then this is the tour for you. With this walking tour, you’ll wander through one of the most fascinating areas of the city for an eye-opening excursion that takes you through one of the Manhattan’s neighborhoods with the deepest tales of days of artistic explosion and tragic woes.

You’ll hear about present-day Harlem, which is experiencing a renewal of its own. You’ll also learn about days past, including the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s, when music, arts, and poetry exploded in this area uptown. Along the way, you’ll discover the treasures that are Jungle Alley and 135th St., where secrets abound. It all takes place in a compact walk between 125th and 139th Streets. But much is packed into this tour -- including a delicious lunch that’s typical to the locale. You’ll hear intriguing stories about such storied figures as Langston Hughes, Pig Foot Mary, Duke Ellington, Madame CJ Walker, Jacob Lawrence, James Van Der Zee, and Zora Neale Hurston.

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Three-hour walking tour to experience the Harlem Renaissance. 

Take a three-hour walk between 125th St. and 139th St. in Harlem, and step back in time from the glory days of Harlem into the present day. This African-American cultural hub of NYC has a rich history that many say represent the re-birth of African-American arts in the U.S. See the places along with learning about the most influential people of this period of time, and then have lunch at a local Harlem restaurant. Get your sneakers and walking shoes ready and purchase your tickets for a discount today at!

Additional Information

Tour Durations: 3 Hours

Age Restrictions: Children Ages 6 and under are free.

Tour departs from 145 West 122nd Street, Apt. 1, between (Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and Lenox Avenue).

Take the A, B, C, or D train, to 125th Street, exit near intersection of 125th St and St Nicholas Avenue, walk east two blocks on 125th street to Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd. turn right and walk to 122nd Street, make a left and walk to building 145 West 122nd Streett. Walk up the stairs and ring bell #1. Take the 2 or 3 train to 125th Street, exit and walk south three blocks to 122nd Street. Turn right and walk to 145 West 122nd Street. Walk up the stairs and ring bell #1.


2360 8th Avenue Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Between 126th & 127th Streets)
New York, NY 10037