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Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour provided by Harlem Heritage Tours

Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour
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Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour features all the wonderful cultural sights in Harlem such as the original location of the "Tree of Hope" conducted by lifelong Harlem resident who will tell you all the great stories. Walking to the locations where Harlem Apollo legends once lived and played learning the role entertainment played mixed in with social, artistic and political developments of periods like the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movement. We will end at Apollo Theater receiving behind the scenes interpretation, visiting the old dressing rooms, ultimately staging on the historic stage in the same spot as Michael Jackson and James Brown, lets see if you have what it takes to be an Apollo Star.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Start at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at 1pm. Enjoy a multimedia presentation about Harlem—usually Schomburg exhibits are about the musical culture of Harlem, but content can vary. After the presentation, walk along the streets of the New York neighborhood as your guide stops you at important sights where major historical events happened, with special attention on Harlem's musical history. Pictures and videos will be shown at some stops as part of the experience.  End the tour by going back-stage at the world-famous Apollo Theater, the venue where many Harlem musicians were launched into stardom. Take part in a mock Amateur Night at the Apollo performance where you can stand on the same stage as musical legends such as James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, and Michael Jackson.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at 1pm. Enjoy a multimedia presentation about Harlem—usually Schomburg exhibits are about the musical culture of Harlem, but content can vary. After the presentation, walk along the streets of the New York neighborhood as your guide stops you at important sights where major historical events happened, with special attention on Harlem's musical history. Pictures and videos will be shown at some stops as part of the experience.  End the tour by going back-stage at the world-famous Apollo Theater, the venue where many Harlem musicians were launched into stardom. Take part in a mock Amateur Night at the Apollo performance where you can stand on the same stage as musical legends such as James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, and Michael Jackson.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 19487P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local, professional guide
  • Music and Video clips around the way during walking portion of Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Entry/Admission - Apollo Theater
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour starts at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard 135th Street / Malcolm X BVLD. #2 & #3 trains arrive directly to location.
  • Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour ends at world famous Apollo Theater, with a behind the scenes tour of theater, stand in the very same spot where the greats stood on that legendary Apollo stage. Apollo closed until further notice, but gift shop area is open to the public
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local, professional guide
  • Music and Video clips around the way during walking portion of Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Entry/Admission - Apollo Theater
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour starts at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard 135th Street / Malcolm X BVLD. #2 & #3 trains arrive directly to location.
  • Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour ends at world famous Apollo Theater, with a behind the scenes tour of theater, stand in the very same spot where the greats stood on that legendary Apollo stage. Apollo closed until further notice, but gift shop area is open to the public
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour ends at world famous Apollo Theater, with a behind the scenes tour of theater, stand in the very same spot where the greats stood on that legendary Apollo stage. Apollo closed until further notice, but gift shop area is open to the public
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA
    Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour starts at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard 135th Street / Malcolm X BVLD. #2 & #3 trains arrive directly to location.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Harlem
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Apollo Theater
    Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Apollo Theater
    253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour ends at world famous Apollo Theater, with a behind the scenes tour of theater, stand in the very same spot where the greats stood on that legendary Apollo stage. Apollo closed until further notice, but gift shop area is open to the public
    See address & details
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Mina K
1 contribution
Beautiful place and speaker
Oct. 2021 • Solo
I did this tour for university and our guide was absolutely lovely and dynamic. The sights of Harlem are beautiful and learning the history was definitely worthwhile!!
Written October 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Debbie F
2 contributions
Awesome!
Sep. 2021 • Business
Excellent! Our tour guide’s amazing! I enjoyed walking around harlem and learning about its beautiful history.
Written September 20, 2021
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Peilin L
1 contribution
Meaningful
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Neal is a great tutor. During the 3 hours tour, I get to know not only the history of Harlem but also the problems that Harlem is facing today. As someone who come from China with no knowledge about Harlem before, I would say this tour was really meaningful. Oh, remember to wear COMFORTABLE SHOES!
Written August 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ken
Lawrenceville, NJ13 contributions
Great Harlem Experience!
Aug. 2021
Thank you to Neal for a great experience! We did the general Harlem history walking tour. Neal clearly knows his history and the area very well and has a great way of communicating with his group. I'm looking forward to taking the Harlem Renaissance tour on a future visit to NYC. Highly recommend Neal's tours!
Written August 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sabrina m
1 contribution
Awesome walking tour!
Sep. 2020
The tour was a really great way to learn about Harlem's history from a seasoned local. We learned about all of Harlem's amazing history: its inextricable ties to the civil rights movement, demographic changes over time, food, culture, and even the history of jazz. I would strongly recommend it!
Written November 13, 2020
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Christopher B
1 contribution
Harlem
Nov. 2019
I’ve told my family and friends about this tour they all want to come now! Excellent tour. I learned a lot about Harlem. My first visit will come back again
Written November 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RebelKebbell
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions
Great insight into the history of Harlem
Mar. 2019
It was an early start getting into Manhattan from Long Island, but this was worth the early Sunday morning for. We met with our guide on Malcolm X Blvd, very knowledgeable fellow who was able to give a lot of background history on the area. The people of Harlem were very warm and welcoming. Bumped into a rapper who sold us his album, not too shabby! When the rapper heard we were Irish he explained if it ain't green, it ain't clean. Don't be a fool - stay in school. Happy wife, happy life :) Really enjoyed the gospel service at the end. If music was this good at home, maybe I'd go to church - lol.
Written September 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lucyanne1
Bloomfield, CT180 contributions
Harlem Heritage Tours ROCK...thanks to Neal Shoemaker.
May 2019 • Friends
I have taken my community college students on this tour for YEARS. It is professional, educational and fun. Neal Shoemaker is an outstanding tour guide. He exudes what Harlem is all about and is a waking trivia machine. I cannot rave about this walking tour enough. Neal is well connected within the community and is confident enough to have us participate in WHATEVER happens to be taking place around us. We have participated in a social justice march, stopped in to see Rev. Al Sharpton at the renaming of the Ossie Davis/Ruby Street intersection. We will continue to work with Harlem Heritage as long as we are connected with Neal.
Written July 5, 2019
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Rick
1 contribution
Harlem Tour!
May 2019 • Friends
A great experience all around! Informative, fun, and engaging! Brought a lot of knowledge and passion to the trip and made it be a great time!
Written May 17, 2019
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Jahmai P
1 contribution
Tour
May 2019 • Friends
Excellent tours. Our tour guide was energetic, humorous and knowledgable about the city of Harlem. Can’t wait to go back!
Written May 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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634evao
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Inspiring Tour!!
It was very interesting. The guide has a hell lotta energy, when he talks about Harlem you can feel the love he has
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Great tour!
It was a great tour! Very lively and full of history. A great experience to learn about the area. The tour guide, N
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Great Tour
Great tour! Tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Very educational experience—will be back to Harlem!
591lafayetteh
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Safe and Unforgettable!
The tour was very insightful and xtremely engaging and SAFE!!! I would highly recommend because of the great experi
SD1021zz
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Terrific afternoon in Harlem
Neal brought deep knowledge of the neighborhood and local insights to make his tour educational, interesting and fu
sharelnadines
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Harlem tour
Excellent tour! Thank you so much for such an amazing experience while walking across Harlem. I will definitely com
Jennyfont
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Human Harlem Almanac
Neil, the tour guide, was able to get us into the Canaan Baptist church although they weren’t allowing visitors due
Alera
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Authentic and passionately informative
Neil has deep roots in Harlem and a lot of pride about the neighborhood. The tour went at a good pace, pointing out
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Excellent
The Professionalism and the rich history of Harlem and the perspective of the people. I loved the gentrification pe
SamariaS
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Outstanding tour
Outstanding tour. An energizing and theatrical tour guide who is a native that thoroughly knows Harlem history.
P2215XUannetteb
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Informative and down to earth
Our tour guide, Wilson, was very personable, down to earth and most of all knowledgeable. I came with a desire to
brittanyjgreenmusic
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Amazing Tour Experience
Neal is an EXCELLENT, personable, and knowledgable tour guide! I took the the tour with my mother and he made sure
renner_27john
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Fantastic tour of Harlem
The Harlem Renaissance Tour was a fantastic experience. Neil, our guide, is extremely knowledgeable and personable.
ResaTW92
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Best Tour Ever
Our tour was not only informative but was fun. Mr. Harlem was the best tour guide! We had the opportunity to see
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Harlem Tour
My mother has always wanted to visit Harlem. So when she came to visit from California, I dragged her to New York f
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