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Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Harlem’s contributions to hip-hop are unmatched, and on this guided walking tour led by a hip-hop historian, you can check out important landmarks like the Apollo Theater, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Lenox Lounge, and historic Harlem jazz clubs. See popular locations for hip-hop music videos and hear exclusive stories. Admission to the Museum of the City of New York is included.
  • Discover the origins of hip-hop on a guided walking tour of Harlem
  • Hear history and stories from your guide, a real hip-hop pioneer
  • Visit the Apollo Theater and Dip Set, the oldest record store in Harlem
  • Admission to the Museum of the City of New York included

What's Included

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Hip-Hop historian tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 1220 5th Ave, 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA

    Entrance to the Museum of the City of New York

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

  • West 125th Street, W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

What To Expect

Meet your guide in the morning to set off on an unforgettable two-hour journey through the history and evolution of hip-hop culture on this walking tour in Harlem. Expect to meet, greet, and be guided by hip-hop legends.

Learn about the history of New York City, and then visit important landmark locations like the Apollo Theater, the epicenter of African-American culture and a driving force in shaping America’s musical landscape. Lenox Lounge is a bar that has hosted classic performances by many great jazz artists. See some of Harlem’s oldest record stores and clubs

This Harlem hip-hop walking tour is family-friendly and suitable for fans of all ages. It’s a unique musical and cultural experience that can only be presented by the city’s legends of hip-hop themselves—offering guests a rare, interactive, off-the-wall look into New York’s legendary hip-hop culture.

Hush Hip Hop Tours

You can't see the best of Harlem from behind the window, so put it in park and pound the pavement on this 2-hour New York Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour. View a multimedia event to learn the history of New York City in a digitized 3-screen production telling the story of how the city grew into the world's greatest urban center. Then put on some comfortable shoes to take a leisurely hip-hop stroll through the Mecca of the hip-hop culture. Check out the sites of Dip Set, Harlem's oldest record shops, the legendary Apollo Theater, numerous clubs, plus learn the rich musical and political history. Join your guides and share your thoughts about life in the Big City and Walk it Out! This Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is suitable for all ages, hip-hop enthusiasts, those interested in the Foundation of the Culture and return visitors to New York City. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience with a perspective and focus which can only be shown by the Grand Masters of hip-hop. The Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is family friendly and great for any age group and cultural background with an appreciation of old school and new school hip-hop music.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included


Apollo Theater

Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is operated in rain or shine
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Anyone with COVID-19 related symptoms will not be able to join the tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Hush Tours, Inc.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Excellent tour
april_w, May 2022
Reggie Reg was an excellent tour guide I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. The historical information about hip hop and harlem was phenomenal.
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LaToya_V, Apr 2022
This tour was well worth it! A lot of walking but such an amazing experience to learn so much about Hip Hop & Harlem. Highly recommend :)
Great Tour
Michelle_P, Mar 2022
Reggie Reg was knowledgeable, professional, and had great energy. He was very personable. We started with a comprehensive video about New York. Then we went to parts of the museum and ended up in Harlem. The information we learned could only be gotten from a local, and it was what we were looking for. It was like getting two tours in one. People would stop him on the street to talk to him which was so cool. He makes it fun and interactive. Reggie Reg was the best. Highly recommend!
Natasha_B, Oct 2021
Awesome! Learned alot about Harlem and it was amazing hanging with one of Hip Hop Legends. Reggie Reg of Crash Crew!
Don’t Miss This Historical Treat
Helaine_S, Sep 2021
The most memorable parts of the tour were Spanish Harlem and Black Lives Matter. Reggie is a hip hop historian and is able to transport you back to that place in time as he shares the stories of hip hop history.
Caitlin_M, Sep 2021
We joined this tour as a couple. One of us learned a lot. One of us knew a lot already. The neighborhood cultural stuff was the coolest, especially the graffiti wall of fame and the Malcolm X stuff. I would’ve liked a few more hip hop sites.
Somewhat boring. The guide was nice...
Sheila T, Mar 2018
Somewhat boring. The guide was nice, but not much of a tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
This tour focused more on the...
Barbara B, Jan 2017
This tour focused more on the history and sites of Harlem, more so than Harlem's connection to Hip Hop. The guide was friendly and accommodating, and managed to answer most of the questions from the group, however the information given lent more towards responses from questions about hip hop from the group, rather than an informed tour of Harlem and its specific relations to Hip Hop the only thing relevant on the tour was some graffiti art I gave this tour a 3, as despite it not being relevant to Hip Hop, the guide did give the group a guide to Harlem itself and its history, so for this it was worth it, as I had an interest in Harlem.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great, Reggie was amazing with lots...
Aseye N, Dec 2016
Great, Reggie was amazing with lots of charisma and energy. Think it could have been a bit cheaper but overall was still great and I learnt lots about the New York Hip-Hop and African American scene.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The tour was fun and informative...
Ellen D, Jul 2016
The tour was fun and informative. Reggie Reg guided us around Harlem and shared his personal knowledge and experiences with us. He showed us photos, played us music and even sang for us. He was friendly and engaging throughout the tour and happy to answer all of our questions. There was plenty of time to stop and take photos and talk about what we were seeing. In the high heat and humidity, this relaxed pace was welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am eager to return to Harlem on my next visit to NYC.
1 traveler found this review helpful
My tour was outstanding. the tour...
Denise L, Mar 2015
My tour was outstanding. the tour was given by Grand Master Caz who was the best. As an member of the Cold Crush Brothers an original Hip Hop group he was extremely knowledgeable. We had teenagers with who are still talking to the friends about the tour. As an adult who comes to Harlem frequently, I learned so much.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent walking tour. Wonderful and...
Thomas S, Aug 2014
Excellent walking tour. Wonderful and very knowledgeable guide Reggie Reg knows his hip hop.
This tour was amazing. We were lead...
Jeroen V, Dec 2013
This tour was amazing. We were lead around Harlem by a veritable hip hop pioneer . He had lots of stories and insights into hip hop and the Harlem neighbourhood. Really amazing. Great guide and nice guy too. Went out of his way to show us even more to Harlem . Highly recommend thisctour
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great hustle; paying to walk around...
Cassandra V, Jul 2013
Great hustle; paying to walk around Harlem and talk about old and new rappers. We did get free entrance into the Museum of the City of New York. My boyfriend enjoyed it; I didn't.
This was a great tour both in terms...
SD H, May 2013
This was a great tour both in terms of HipHop and seeing Harlem. It was especially great to have the tour hosted by a genuine Hiphop artist.
very good my son was really...
Julie B, Apr 2013
very good my son was really impressed we had a real rap star doing tour,wish i had asked for an autograph but forgot !
1 traveler found this review helpful
JDL, our tour guide is excellent...
Francine, Jun 2012
JDL, our tour guide is excellent. He is so friendly and knows the area really well. I learnt a lot about the hip hop culture and it was great to get to know more about the Harlem area.
This was a stellar tour. Nelson was...
Maria C, May 2012
This was a stellar tour. Nelson was knowledgable and very passionate about his subject. I learned so much about the hip hop culture I can't pass by graffiti art now without feeling a new respect for it. My only criticism was the weather ; it poured rain.
Loved the tour. Very entertaining...
Melda S, Oct 2011
Loved the tour. Very entertaining and a personal approach. The trip I went on there were only two others and it was still very enjoyable. Tour guide was fantastic and very enthusiastic.
J.D.L. was the best. It was a...
Rosalie O, Jun 2011
J.D.L. was the best. It was a really special tour. My 17 year old granddaughter loved it as well and I highly recommend it to everyone. Rosalie


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