Tours begin at:
Marcus Garvey Park
NW Corner of 120th Street and 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Welcome to Harlem, where churches and brownstones reveal layers of history. Sure, touring the Apollo is great, but perhaps you want to uncover a different Harlem, a little lost, a little faded, a little forgotten. What church is actually a 110-year-old synagogue? Who was Father Divine, and why did thousands of Harlemites believe him to be God? Where did the literary luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance go to unwind? What is a lobster palace, and what does it have to do with one of the 20th century’s biggest race riots? The answers to all these questions and more are hidden in Harlem…if you know where to look.
The standard tour includes a visit to one bar, so please contact me if members of your party are under 21.
Wear comfortable shoes, as the tour is about 1 mile of walking and we will be walking up some stairs. There will be one bathroom break along the way.