Guided Walking Tour of Harlem & Gospel Mass

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Guided Walking Tour of Harlem & Gospel Mass

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The guided tour through the heart of Harlem

Discovering African American culture and the origins of gospel music

The unique experience of attending a gospel mass in a Harlem church

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Guided tour

Immediate order

4 hours



Starting time
7:30 AM , 7:45 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Immerse yourself in New York's African American culture: explore Harlem and see an unforgettable gospel mass!

During this tour of Harlem, you will discover African American culture and the landmarks of the neighbourhood such as the Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Theresa Hotel, etc.

You will learn more about the origins of gospel music, and its influence on jazz, blues and rock'n'roll. You will also trace the history of iconic inhabitants of the neighbourhood, such as Billie Holiday and Malcolm X, a famous figure of the civil rights movement in Harlem.

To end your tour, enjoy a unique experience in New York: watch a famous gospel choir in concert in a church in Harlem! 

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: Sunday
  • Times:
    7:45am in english
    7:30am in French (except December 25th and January 1rst)
  • Departure point: Harlem 
    - in front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd
  • The churches chosen for this tour are traditional churches and not toursit attractions. By way of of respect for the participants, camcorders and cameras must not be used during the Mass. Smart dress is required; shorts, tank tops and flipflops are not permitted

Price includes

  • Guided walking tour of Harlem
  • Gospel mass in a Harlem church
  • Services of a tour guide

Price doesn’t include

  • Subway transport
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras and individual purchases



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