New York City

Harlem Sunday Gospel Experience

New York City, USA
Sunday Gospel in Harlem
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a deep dive into the history and culture of Harlem with this exclusive gospel experience that includes a visit to a neighborhood church with a local guide to enjoy a traditional Sunday gospel service. Join local women in their immaculate Sunday best to listen to the lively worship songs and get to know this important historic neighborhood through one of its most vibrant traditions.
  • Experience a traditional Sunday gospel service at a Harlem church
  • Learn about this important NYC neighborhood through its music
  • Stroll the streets of Harlem to take in its unique architecture and character
  • Enjoy the company and insights of a local guide who is a Harlem resident

What's Included

  • Tour is led by a licensed tour guide and Harlem resident
  • Gratuities (optional, but appreciated)
  • Contribution to the church’s offering plate. We suggest a minimum of $5 each

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 350 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

    The meeting point is next to the subway entrance at 350 W 125th Street (Chase Bank), the southwest corner of St Nicholas Avenue and 125th Street/Martin Luther King. Subway directions to the meeting point: Take the UPTOWN A, B, C, or D subway line to the 125th Street Station.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

  • 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

    Ends in front of the Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th Street

What To Expect

Central Harlem

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Central Harlem

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small Backpacks allowed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Recording devices and photographs are not allowed during church service
  • Stroller accessible
  • Dress appropriately and conservatively for traditional Sunday service
  • Late arrivals (more than 10 minutes) may not be allowed to join once group has left meeting point
  • A contribution to the donation basket is welcomed and appreciated
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Masks are required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Definitely recommended!
Thomas_B, Aug 2023
Great way to get an introduction into the neighborhood with Gospel, a walking tour and the chance to taste some great soul food afterwards closely, all in one morning without getting up too early!
Absolutely brilliant!
Sally_F, Feb 2020
The whole trip was fabulous! Doris was great, really knowledgeable and chatty. We both enjoyed ourselves and appreciated being allowed into the church at worship. Thankyou.
Cristina_S, Jun 2019
The gospel show was truly impressive and the tour guide was very knowledgeable of Harlem history and neighborhoods.
Great experience, music terrific and...
Sarah C, Oct 2017
Great experience, music terrific and guide knowledgeable. Only downside was we only stayed for part of the service. Also our group and others group all put up in balcony away from congregation. Having done one of these many years ago I expected to be immersed with congregation as that is what you do when you go to church. The tour of Harlem after was very interesting also.
JACQUES_S, Jan 2024
Je m'attendais a plus de chants gospel, davantage de chanteurs en tenue de gospel, plus de chants de Noel. Dommage.
Wir besuchten den 1. Teil...
Gerhard_D, Sep 2023
Wir besuchten den 1. Teil des Gotttestdiensts (bis zur Kollekte) einer baptistischen Gemeinde. Man muss respektieren, dass dies so von der Gemeinde möglich gemacht war. Schließlich ist das keine Touristenshow. Entsprechend diskret war die Gruppe auf der Empore platziert. Der Ablauf bestand nicht nur aus Gesang sondern zum großen Teil auch aus rednerischen Teilen. Nach dem etwas über 1-stündigen Gottesdienstbesuch erfolgte ein kleiner Rundgang um das Zentrum von Harlem mit entsprechenden Erläuterungen.
Vivre une messe Gospel
Marie_H, May 2023
Très enrichissant de participer à ne messe Gospel; vivre l'énergie,le communautaire de ce groupe. Très bonne idée que de participer seulement à la moitié de la célébration pour faire une marche guidée de Harlem. La guide était organisée et cinnaissante. J'aurais pris encore une heure avec elle.
Très prenant
grard_F, Jan 2020
Un bon moment à Harlem, on est immédiatement plongé dans cette ambiance Gospel , où tout le monde participe . Une guide formidable qui nous a fait faire un bon tour de Harlem, en nous expliquant toutes les périodes importantes de l histoire de Harlem
Besuch der Canaan Baptist church in Harlem
Maik_H, Oct 2019
Führung war ok, aber hektisch, Hat mich an meine Militärzeit erinnert! Hop, Hop.... Platzeinweiser in der Kirche waren sehr unfreundlich. Man kam sich vor wie eine Herde Schafe die herumgetrieben würde. Kein richtiger Gottesdienst mit Predigt usw. nur sehr lauter Gesang , die Ohren taten uns weh!! Das wichtigste schien die Kollekte zu sein... danach mussten wir zügig gehen. Schade, hatten mehr erwartet!
Une visite touristique interessante
Trail427144, Oct 2019
Le show à l'église est spectaculaire, très touristique mais très professionnel. La guide de Harlem connait bien son quartier et est très sympathique. Un bon deal pour un bon souvenir.
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