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Mount Morris Park Historic Walking Tour with Lunch

New York, NY , United States
3h
English

About Your Host

Welcome to Harlem is a visitor center and boutique-tour company focusing on the rich history and cultural diversity of Harlem. We have been in business for over ten years, and a NYC and NY State certified minority and women-owned business. We are a full-service tour company that responds to the pulse of Harlem and its unique enclaves. We open your eyes and ears to the rich history and cultural diversity of Harlem through music, dance, theatre, shopping and dining. We also collaborate with local businesses and organizations to bring special events to you and the Harlem community. We even provide custom tours, educational tours, music programs, and workshops… no group is too big or small. If you take away one thing about Welcome to Harlem, it should be that we LOVE Harlem and are VERY PROUD of our neighborhood. There is so much to learn about Harlem, and we are here to help you!

What we'll do

The tour will make its way across 125 th street exploring some of the many famous sites like the Apollo Theater, Theresa Hotel, the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Statue and the Studio Museum of Harlem. Turning on Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard to 124 th Street and into the Mount Morris Park Historic District. This area was designated in 1971,by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as a historic district.  Being one of the earliest landmarked districts in the five boroughs, and recently extended. Going north from West 118th to West 124th Streets and West from Fifth Avenue to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (7th Avenue) 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 oldest buildings in the historic district are three from 1870 Second Empire Style row houses with mansard roofs at 124 to 128 West 123 rd Street. The well-known "Doctors Row" built by William Tuthill the architect of Carnegie Hall in New York City commonly known as West 122nd Street, Mount Morris Park West, and Malcolm X Blvd., all demonstrate the remarkable survival of substantially unaltered 19th-century streetscapes, rare in most areas of Manhattan. Notable past and present residents of the area are Broadway composers Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Lorenz Hart, poet Maya Angelo, chef Marcus Samuelsson, photographer James Van Der Zee and politician Richard Croker, Sr., to name a few. Once the walking tour comes to a close you will be treated to a lunch at a local Harlem restaurant.  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! Highlights • Guided walk across 125th Street and through the Mount Morris historic District • Sights include the famous Apollo Theater & the Theresa Hotel • Informative tour guide provides live commentary • Facts & stories about 125th Street and the Harlem ________________________________________ Inclusions • Guided walking tour of the 125th Street and the Mount Morris historic District • Live tour commentary provided in English • Lunch ________________________________________ Know Before You Book • Children 7 and younger are free. • Maximum 25 people per group. • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. ________________________________________ Cancellation Policy You can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

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