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Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour

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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Harlem on foot as you absorb the history of its music, legendary entertainers, and the heyday of the Apollo Theater on a 3-hour walking tour. In addition to discovering the neighborhood and its history, you'll get a chance to stand on the same stage as musical geniuses such as James Brown and Ella Fitzgerald, and go backstage for a mock 'Amateur Night at the Apollo' performance.
  • 3-hour-walking tour of the Harlem neighborhood in New York, including a visit to the groundbreaking stage of the Apollo Theater
  • Get a chance to stand on the same stage as musical geniuses like James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, and Michael Jackson
  • Explore Harlem and learn the history of its music, venues, and legendary entertainers
  • Go backstage for a mock 'Amateur Night at the Apollo' performance
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking
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Music and Video clips around the way during walking portion of Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour.
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Departure Point

515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA

Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour starts at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard 135th Street / Malcolm X BVLD. #2 & #3 trains arrive directly to location.

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

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

Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour ends at world famous Apollo Theater, with a behind the scenes tour of theater, stand in the very same spot where the greats stood on that legendary Apollo stage. Apollo closed until further notice, but gift shop area is open to the public

Start at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at 1pm. Enjoy a multimedia presentation about Harlem—usually Schomburg exhibits are about the musical culture of Harlem, but content can vary.

After the presentation, walk along the streets of the New York neighborhood as your guide stops you at important sights where major historical events happened, with special attention on Harlem's musical history. Pictures and videos will be shown at some stops as part of the experience. 

End the tour by going back-stage at the world-famous Apollo Theater, the venue where many Harlem musicians were launched into stardom. Take part in a mock Amateur Night at the Apollo performance where you can stand on the same stage as musical legends such as James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, and Michael Jackson.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Your Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour starts at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Harlem
The Harlem walking tour portion will feature pictures, video and sound presented at sights where history happened, special attention will be paid to music history and Harlem legends launched to stardom from the world famous Apollo Theater stage.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Apollo Theater
You will end with a back-stage tour of Apollo Theater where we will host our very own mock “Amateur Night at the Apollo.” You will have the chance to go on the Apollo Theater stage and perform in the very spot where greats like Michael Jackson, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and many others started their careers – lets see if you have what it takes to be an Apollo star!
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Harlem Heritage Tours
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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