The legendary borough of Harlem has been famous in New York City since the 1920s, when the Harlem Renaissance brought about a cultural revolution among African-Americans in New York with a focus on the arts. Today Harlem is an increasingly gentrified area of classic brownstone townhouses, iconic jazz clubs, churches, cultural centers, cocktail lounges and soul food restaurants.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (125th Street) is Harlem’s main roadway. The neighborhood's slew of sights include the Apollo Theater, the Studio Museum, the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Striver's Row, Astor Row and the Museum of the City of New York.

Take a local-led walking tour, catch amateur night at the Apollo Theater on a Wednesday, order up some soul food at Sylvia's on Lennox Avenue or listen to the glorious sound of full-throated gospel at the Abyssinian Baptist Church on a Sunday.

Practical Info

Bordered by the Hudson and East rivers, Harlem runs from the northern edge of Central Park all the way up to Washington Heights. There are subway stations on 125th Street.

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Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 387 Reviews

Spend Sunday morning in Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York. You'll join a local church congregation and experience the soul-stirring power of ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.99

Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 100 Reviews

Take a tour of Harlem, then dine on soul food and see a jazz show at a famous Harlem club. There's no better way to explore the full range of Harlem's diverse ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00

Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 113 Reviews

Pay a visit to Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York, on a Wednesday-morning guided tour. On your tour through one of New York City's most vital ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 - 6 hours

From USD $58.99

New York Hip-Hop Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

If you're into hip-hop, or want to see another side of NYC, take a tour with one of hip-hop's Grandmasters! Suitable for all ages, this one-of-a-kind ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 hours
Saturdays only May-November: 3 hours

From USD $74.99

Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Take a guided tour through Harlem to the sites that inspired and nurtured hip-hop culture. New York is the birthplace of hip-hop and this walking tour ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.99

East Harlem Street Art Walking Tour

Explore the roots of New York City’s street art on this 2-hour guided walking tour through East Harlem. See stencils, larger-than-life murals and other ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00

Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel Tour with Japanese Guide

Spend Sunday morning in Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York. You'll join a local church congregation and experience the soul-stirring power of ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.00

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