Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour

Sunday Harlem gospel tour

Local, enthusiastic tour guides

Discover Harlem’s rich history

Don’t miss one of Harlem’s best gospel tours!

Discover Harlem’s rich and diverse community, and experience the hand-clapping, foot-stomping, soulful rhythms of black gospel music filling the air. Get ready to participate in sermons and homilies given by Harlem’s most prominent ministers and choirs.

Highlights

Go off the beaten track and see some of Harlem’s hidden treasures

Enjoy a delicious brunch and visit a popular black gospel service

See the landmarks like Hotel Theresa, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Apollo Theater and more

Find out where Martin Luther King was almost assassinated in Harlem

Stroll across 125th Street, the heartbeat of Harlem

Bonus: you may gain access to church or local community homilies (sermones) on the tour — giving you a unique, personal experience

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Trip Details

The specifics
Price (USD)

Adults $85
Children (7-11) $60
Children (0-7) free


Start time

9 AM


Meeting point

Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street


Availability

Every Sunday, year-round

Exceptions: December 24-25, December 31-January 1


Duration

4 hours


Group size

Maximum 30


Participation requirements

Proper dress is required to attend the church service: no shorts or tank tops will be accepted


Included

A delicious brunch and incredible gospel music


Not included

Transportation


What to bring

Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring an open mind and heart, camera, and a smile on your face


Good to know

Tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

What you'll do

Our Sunday Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour first starts at the Apollo Theater, explores the 125th Street area, and then carries through to Mount Morris Park Historic District area. Here, you will find a multitude of churches rich with history amongst where our prominent individuals made their homes. Some of the most well-known musicians and entertainers started their journeys here, and much of the music that began here is now immortalized in American pop culture for future generations to enjoy.

Heading through uptown on a Sunday morning, you will hear and enjoy the sights and sounds of Harlem at its best. Hand-clapping, foot-stomping, and the soulful rhythms of black gospel music fill the air. Participate in sermons and homilies given by Harlem’s most prominent. Celebrate with the world-famous congregational choirs of the Convent Avenue Baptist Church, United House of Prayer, Abyssinian Baptist Church and the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, whose renowned singers will have you jumping in your seat.

Now that you have the feeling of the spiritual energy flowing through you, what about topping off your day with some of the area’s best-kept secrets? We’re talking fine dining at one of our local restaurants. Let Harlem’s finest culinary masters delight and tempt you with their authentic ethnic delights — just for you!

Our Harlem gospel brunch tour is truly a day well spent, both outdoors and indoors. This will be an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.

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