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What you'll do

Uncover the influence of gospel music on New York City with a visit to renowned Harlem landmarks.

Explore the Harlem Gospel Tour with The New York Pass®

Join a four-hour tour of Harlem and learn about the influence that gospel music has had on the neighborhood over the years. you'll get to view world-famous landmarks in Harlem such as the Apollo Theater, Striver's Row, and Abyssinian Baptist Church.  At the end of the tour, you’ll attend a two-hour service at a local church and enjoy a traditional gospel choir performance.

 

A Journey Through Harlem Gospel

Harlem, a dynamic neighborhood nestled in the heart of New York City, is a thriving cultural hub known for its rich history and well known contribution to music. A notable aspect of this legacy is the vibrant gospel scene that has shaped Harlem's identity. As you navigate the neighborhood's lively streets, you'll come across a significant pillar of this community - the gospel churches in Harlem. These sanctuaries serve not just as houses of worship, but as platforms for powerful musical expression that resonate with both the local community and visitors alike.

Experience the Harlem Gospel Choir

Among the numerous highlights of this vibrant gospel scene is the Harlem Gospel Choir. This singing group has earned a reputation for its stirring performances, captivating audiences with their soulful harmonies and passionate energy. Founded on the cornerstone of gospel in Harlem, the choir's performances are a testament to the powerful role of music in community and spiritual expression. As you enjoy yourself in the harmonic melodies and rhythms of their music, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Harlem's culture, its historical resilience, and its enduring love for gospel music.

More information about the Harlem Gospel Tour (Sunday Service).

Did you know

  • The Abyssinian Baptist Church recorded the largest U.S Protestant congregation in the 1930s with over 10,000 members.

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Tour departure: in front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before tour departure.

Dress code: out of respect for the congregation hosting this tour, please dress appropriately and refrain from wearing flip-flops, tank tops or shorts.

For more information visit the Harlem Gospel Tour website

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Where you'll be

Meeting Place: In front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd,, New York, US

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Operating hours

Schedule varies by season and is subject to change. Please check the hours and availability when booking your tour online.

Tours run every Sunday in English, French, and Spanish.

  • English tours depart at 7:45 AM 
  • French tours depart at 7:30 AM 
  • Spanish tours depart at 7:45 AM 

Harlem Gospel Tour by Inside Out Tours

(800) 258-7359

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