Mount Morris Park Historic Walking Tour

Explore this amazing historic district

Delicious lunch included

Friendly, experienced guides from Harlem

Mount Morris Park & why you shouldn’t miss this tour

In 1971, Mount Morris Park Historic District was proclaimed to be a historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a local park and famous Harlem landmarks while seeing the unaltered streetscapes of late 19th and early 20th-century brownstone townhouses and churches that represent the district’s eclectic style.

Highlights

See some of the famous Harlem brownstones

Stroll across 125th Street, dubbed “the heartbeat of Harlem”

See landmarks Hotel Teresa, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Apollo Theater, and more

Visit one of our local parks where the Black Woodstock happened in 1969 and home to the last standing fire watchtower in New York City

Discover the area where Tammany Hall bosses lived and the notable Doctor's Row

Enjoy the Studio Museum of Harlem and the location of the James VanDerZee studio

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Trip Details

The specifics

Price (USD)

$60 per person


Start time

11 AM


Meeting point

145 West 122nd Street, Suite 1 (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd and Lenox Avenue)


Availability

Mondays and Saturdays, all year-round

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


Duration

3 hours


Group size

Maximum 30


Included

A delicious lunch


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

The Mount Morris Park Historic District is New York City’s brownstone capital. Being one of the earliest landmarked districts in the five boroughs in Harlem, many of the houses in the neighborhood retain a high degree of integrity. The buildings within the Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension represent quality, design, and workmanship and create an exceptional character and strong sense of place. Mount Morris Park Historic District showcases a remarkable blend of late 19th and early 20th-century residential and church architecture associated with the Gilded Age.

The well-known “Doctors’ Row,” commonly referred to as West 122nd Street, Mount Morris Park West, and Malcolm X Boulevard, all demonstrate the remarkable survival of substantially unaltered 19th-century streetscapes, rare in most areas of Manhattan.

On this walking tour, you will have the chance to see, experience, admire, and learn about this historic district, with many landmark stops on the way. Our local, friendly, and experienced tour guides will take you off the beaten path and show you some hidden gems within this great community. Once the walking tour comes to a close, you will be treated to lunch at a local Harlem restaurant and the opportunity to savor some of the local delights.

Welcome to Harlem takes pride in showing off our beautiful city and sharing the history of the Mount Morris Park Historic District and all of the beautiful sights along the way!

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