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Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Start at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at 1pm. Enjoy a multimedia presentation about Harlem—usually Schomburg exhibits are about the musical culture of Harlem, but content can vary.

    After the presentation, walk along the streets of the New York neighborhood as your guide stops you at important sights where major historical events happened, with special attention on Harlem's musical history. Pictures and videos will be shown at some stops as part of the experience. 

    End the tour by going back-stage at the world-famous Apollo Theater, the venue where many Harlem musicians were launched into stardom. Take part in a mock Amateur Night at the Apollo performance where you can stand on the same stage as musical legends such as James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, and Michael Jackson.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    104 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026, USA
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local, professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    • Entry/Admission - Apollo Theater
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    I’ve told my family and friends about this tour they all want to come now! Excellent tour. I learned a lot about Harlem. My first visit will come back again
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    It was an early start getting into Manhattan from Long Island, but this was worth the early Sunday morning for. We met with our guide on Malcolm X Blvd, very knowledgeable fellow who was able to give a lot of background history on the area. The people of Harlem were very warm
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    I have taken my community college students on this tour for YEARS. It is professional, educational and fun. Neal Shoemaker is an outstanding tour guide. He exudes what Harlem is all about and is a waking trivia machine. I cannot rave about this walking tour enough. Neal is
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    A great experience all around! Informative, fun, and engaging! Brought a lot of knowledge and passion to the trip and made it be a great time!
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    Excellent tours. Our tour guide was energetic, humorous and knowledgable about the city of Harlem. Can’t wait to go back!
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    About the operator
    By: Harlem Heritage Tours
    Allan C
    Victoria, Canada
    Fascinating introduction to the heart of historic Harlem
    We had never been to Harlem and figured this was the place to start. We we right! Because it was winter (and
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    Getting to know Harlem
    Andy (our super spry) 91 year old tour guide was a wealth of information! We learned so much and had a lovely
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    Zach G
    Authentic New York experience
    I organized a group of twenty colleagues to take a tour of Harlem with Neil Shoemaker. We work for an
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    Namrata N
    New York City, New York
    A memorable experience!
    Decided to take this tour after reading good reviews and I am so glad I did. Neil Shoemaker and Andy Owen were
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    Maria O
    Adelaide, Australia
    What a great tour experience
    The last 3 times I’ve come to New York with different family members & friends, I have taken them to do this tour.
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    Myrna Jones
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    A Great Day in Harlem
    A few years ago, I took the "Harlem Jazz Tour" with Neal, of Harlem Heritage Tours. Recently, I participated in a
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    Great tour lead by Niel and Andy don’t miss harlem
    We took an afternoon tour with Niel. He gave an interesting and enthusiastic tour around the main parts of central
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    Casey T
    Brisbane, Australia
    Great Harlem walking tour with local
    This tour was such good value for money. We got to walk around and understand all of harlem history with a very
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    Connie I
    Harlem - by those who really know it
    We had a wonderful time with Neil and Toni on our 2.5 hour Harlem Gospel Walking Tour. Toni met us at the
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    Berlin, Germany
    One of a kind experiences!
    At first I took the General History Walking Tour in Harlem a few days ago because I visited Harlem 10 years ago
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