Take a memorable Harlem bus tour in New York City on a Sunday morning and visit the heart of New York’s Afro-American community and witness the history and current Renaissance. From early Dutch farms and historic sites of the American Revolution, today Harlem has evolved into a Afro-American political and cultural center rich in history and tradition.
See historic Hamilton Grange and the Morris Jumel Mansion, used as military headquarters during the American Revolution. Learn about the Harlem Renaissance, where Black writers, intellectuals and musicians flourished and political movements were born. See the landmarks of Harlem including the townhouses of Strivers Row, and Sylvan Terrace, the Abyssinian Baptist Church and 125th Street, Harlem’s commercial center.
Of course, no trip is complete without a stop at the world famous Apollo Theater, where some of the best African- American performers graced the stage and where many got their start. A huge mainstay of American television with their nationally syndicated show, “Showtime at the Apollo”.
But, the highlight of our morning will be a local church service to hear the inspirational & soul stirring sounds of Gospel music known throughout the world. What better way to spend a Sunday morning!?
- Once you’re picked up from the bus stop, we'll head uptown to Harlem, to the famous sights, landmarks and its people that truly make up this historic neighborhood.
- Some of the sights we'll see are Columbia University, The Cathedral of St. John The Devine, City College, Morningside Heights, the Morris Jumel Mansion, Sylvan Terrace, Strivers Row and the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theater, and the famous 125th street named after Dr. Martin Luther King.
- And to top it off, you'll join a local congregation for the Sunday worship service and experience the soul-stirring power of gospel music!
- Depart back to the bus stop of origin.
- See "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
- Apollo Theater - in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is a music hall which is a noted venue for African-American performers. It was the home of Showtime at the Apollo, a nationally syndicated television variety show.
- Columbia University - (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private, Ivy League, research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain. Columbia is the oldest college in New York State and the fifth chartered institution of higher learning in the country, making it one of nine colonial colleges founded before the Declaration of Independence.
- The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Designed in 1888 and begun in 1892,It’s the fourth largest Christian church in the world.
- Strivers Row - is a historic district located in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is both a national and a New York City district, and consists of row houses and associated buildings designed by noted architects and built in 1891-93 by developer David H. King, Jr.
- Morris-Jumel Mansion - in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is the oldest house in the borough. It was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British military officer and served as headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
- The Cotton Club - was a New York City night club located first in the Harlem neighborhood on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue from 1923 to 1935 and then for a brief period from 1936 to 1940 in the midtown Theater District. The club operated most notably as a hip meeting spot for celebrities during America's Prohibition Era.
- Sugar Hill - Sugar Hill got its name in the 1920s when the neighborhood became a popular place for wealthy African Americans to live during the Harlem Renaissance.
- 125th street - It is often considered to be the "Main Street" of Harlem, and is co-named Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Notable buildings along 125th Street include the Apollo Theater, the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, the Hotel Theresa, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Mount Morris Bank Building.
Duration: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Check In: 15 minutes prior to departure
- Comprehensive guided Harlem tour
- Harlem Gospel church service
- All taxes and fees included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverages, unless otherwise stated above
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