Harlem
Harlem
Harlem

Harlem Tours and Tickets

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This uptown New York City neighborhood caught the public’s attention in the 1920s with the Harlem Renaissance—an explosion of African-American art, literature, and music. Though it has been subject to gentrification, the district remains a cultural powerhouse with jazz clubs, theaters, and soul food restaurants tucked away among old brownstones.

  • 110th Street to 155th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10037

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What are people saying about Harlem

Gillian_B, Nov 2023
Simply a lovely experience
A fresh perspective of Harlem and the joy of the gospel choir. Appealed to a wide age group. Highly recommended.
Andrea_T, Nov 2023
Walking Through Harlem
The tour guide was outstanding. He told us all about Harlem and was extremely knowledgeable. I recommend this tour to everyone.
Mike_H, Nov 2023
Great way to see Harlem
Great way to see Harlem and understand it's rich history. Lunch was included and plentiful. Recommend it!
Eric_W, Nov 2023
It was fantastic
Going to the church brought back memories as a youngster, the guide was really cool lighthearted really knew his way around Harlem. I would recommend him again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Should I book Harlem tickets in advance?
A:
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Harlem can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Harlem 2024?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Harlem costs USD 25.00. Guided Harlem tours start around USD 25.00 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:How do I spend a day in Harlem?
A:How you spend a day in Harlem depends on your interests, but many visitors relish this neighborhood for its jazz scene—which runs deep. Catch a show at the Apollo Theatre or somewhere quaint like Bill’s Place, and tour the National Jazz Museum. Afterward, nosh on Harlem-classic soul food at Sylvia’s, grab cookies at the famous Levain Bakery, and head to Central Park.
Q:Is Harlem worth seeing?
A:Yes, Harlem is absolutely worth seeing—it’s one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods. This is where Black culture rewrote the story of New York City in jazz, fashion, literature, and activism, and those creative roots still shine. Catch a show at the historic Apollo Theatre, catch art at El Museo del Barrio, and catch good eats at spots like Red Rooster.
Q:What is Harlem best known for?
A:Harlem is perhaps best known for the Harlem Renaissance, the intellectual and cultural movement that birthed a new era for Black music, literature, fashion, art, theatre, dance, politics, and more. In the 1920s and ‘30s, the NYC neighborhood became a hotbed of creativity, and it still is to this day.
Q:What is the famous street Harlem?
A:You’re probably thinking of 125th Street. Running from the Harlem River to Morningside Park, this avenue somehow manages to be historic across the eras—this is where you’ll find landmarks like the Apollo Theatre, plus ritzy Brownstones, tenement apartments, Art Deco and mid-century buildings, and more. It’s also somehow pedestrian-oriented and modern.
Q:What is the nicest part of Harlem?
A:Many people will tell you that West Harlem is the most picturesque part of greater Harlem—if not all of New York City. It’s technically between 96th and 155th Streets; to the west is the Hudson River, and to the south is Columbia University. Expect tree-lined streets, spectacular turn-of-the-century homes, and spots like Riverbank State Park.
Q:Is it safe to walk around in Harlem?
A:Yes, Harlem is just like any other busy neighborhood in any big city. Just be smart: Do your best not to walk alone at night, keep your vehicle locked, and don’t carry around or flaunt any valuables on your person. This logic goes for Harlem, Manhattan, Brooklyn—anywhere in NYC—and beyond.