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Walking Harlem Private Tours

Karen Taborn

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I am the author of the book Walking Harlem: the Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2018). As a long term Harlem resident (40 years) I am highly qualified to show tourists what and where important sites existed and/or continue to exist today. With a background in the study of ethnomusicology, my research digs deep into the colorful and fascinating history and culture of Harlem with stories that bring to life Harlem's history beyond commercial tours on the market today

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Stop At: 135 St, New York, NY 10030, USA

Tours cover the rich history and culture of Harlem including the arts (music, visual, literary); social and political developments (affiliated with churches and civic organizations). Tourists will learn the significance of the Schomburg Center and see art and cultural exhibits therein. You will see where Madame CJ Walker's townhouses were; the original Harlem branch of the NY Public Library; where small and large night clubs and speakeasies existed; Churches funded and built by early Black congregations. If the 2nd tour option is selected tourists will learn about the history of City College; Hamilton Grange (once home to Alexander Hamilton); the beautiful architecture and history of Strivers Row and the Dizzy Gillespie murals. On Tour 3 pass by the final home of Langston Hughes and Marcus Garvey Park (Hamilton Heights historical district, including Maya Angelou's once home), and one of the birth places for bebop jazz, Minton's Playhouse.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: The Schomburg Center, 101 W 135th St, New York, NY 10030, USA

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library of the New York Public Library and an archive repository for information on people of African descent worldwide.

Pass By: New York Public Library, 476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018

The New York Public Library is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items and 92 locations, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States and the fourth largest in the world.

Pass By: Hamilton Grange National Memorial, 414 W 141st St At the intersection of Hamilton Terrace, New York City, NY 10031-9138

Hamilton Grange National Memorial, also known as The Grange or the Hamilton Grange Mansion, is a National Park Service site in St. Nicholas Park, Manhattan, New York City, that preserves the relocated home of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Pass By: Langston Hughes House, East 127th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues., New York City, NY

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.

Pass By: Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Marcus Garvey Park is a 20.16-acre park on the border between the Harlem and East Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan, New York City. The park, centered on a massive and steep outcropping of schist, interrupts the flow of Fifth Avenue traffic, which is routed around the park via Mount Morris Park West.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • All Fees and Taxes

Departure Point
135 St, New York, NY 10030, USA

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 2/21/2022 - 9/12/2023
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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