• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: Flexible
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Discover the vibrant history and musical legacy of Harlem with a midweek morning gospel tour. Stroll past beautiful brownstones while learning about Harlem’s famous former residents. Take part in an uplifting morning service featuring the talented ARC gospel choir, which supports drug addiction recovery programs within the community. Upgrade to include a delicious lunch at Sylvia’s, a local eatery renowned for serving up some of the best soul food in New York.


  • Four-hour Wednesday-morning guided tour of Harlem
  • Stop at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Walking tour of residential sections
  • ARC gospel choir
  • Additional soul food lunch (if option selected)
  • Entertaining and informative guide

What You Can Expect

Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour

Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour

Spend a morning immersed in the rich and eclectic culture of Harlem. Meet your guide near Times Square in the morning and board a comfortable coach for the drive north to Harlem. Admire the stately homes and historic buildings of Strivers Row and Sylvan Terrace, and cruise by musical landmarks like the Apollo Theater, which has hosted some of the hottest names in jazz and R&B throughout the decades.
Continue on to a local church to take part in an inspiring morning service featuring the soul-stirring vocals of the ARC gospel choir. This community choir helps support the drug treatment services of the Addicts Rehabilitation Center, New York State’s oldest drug-free recovery program.
If you select the lunch upgrade, enjoy a delicious meal after the gospel service at Sylvia’s restaurant. Founded by the ‘queen of soul food,’ this Harlem institution dishes up beloved southern-inspired specialties like fried chicken, spicy ribs, collard greens and cornbread. 
At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at the original departure point in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Barbara G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Interesting tour. Enjoyable but being translated so many times was annoying. Otherwise the tour guide was very helpful.

Diane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

What a fun and learning tour. Tour Harlem and seeing the change in that part of Manhatten. The Gospel singers are amazing, you learn music, cultural differences and how people overcome adversity. I took the optional Sylvia's restaurant and glad I did. The food was fabulous...it was like eating at my Southern Grandmother's home! Great down home cooking. Highly recommend this tour.

Nerida C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Great tour! The church service was so lovely and the singing excellent. Everyone in the church was feeling the vibe and dancing in their seats. Highly recommend this tour.

Carlene R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Highly recommend this tour, great value for money and fantastic gospel singing

Lucia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Sheila was a fabulous guide - so knowledgeable and personable. We learned a great deal about the history of Manhattan including Harlem. And the choir was amazing. Each song was better than the one before. I definitely recommend this tour.

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic. Everyone should do it. Guide Glen was exceptional.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a fabulous experience.. Lunch was great too.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fabulous tour - great day out with history and amazing singing!

Kay J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

AMAZING. it was very special to me also because my Mum passed away the day prior to our Tour and the Minister 90, blind and a real character and his friend/guide were very kind. My husband was smiling, swaying and clapping, something I thought I'd never see him do in a Church. The local people were very welcoming. A memory that will stay with me forever.

charles m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Guide great but gospel singers quite disappointing. No visability and singing not that good!!!!

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