Guided tour

Harlem: Sunday Gospel Service with Locals

Harlem: Sunday Gospel Service with Locals

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Sunday Gospel in Harlem invites you to be a part of this custom by respectfully joining a local church family for an hour of worship including gospel.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Learn about the history of neighborhood and houses of worship
  • Join the local congregation for worship and gospel
  • See former residences of some of the Harlem Renaissance participants
Full description

Discover an iconic scene often captured in film and photographs, beautifully dressed women with impressive hats in Harlem heading to church for Sunday worship. Go beyond the pictures and see how worship and family from an integral part of life and a source of weekly spiritual sustenance.

Sunday Gospel in Harlem invites you to be a part of this custom by respectfully joining a local church family for an hour of worship including gospel. Learn neighborhood history and importance of houses of worship.

Visit a local church and participate in gospel worship with parishioners. Enjoy a sense of community and camaraderie. See former residences of some of Harlem's notable residents associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

Meet your guide next to the 125th Street subway at the entrance on the NW corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Blvd. You can access the subway entrance adjacent to the Wholefoods Store.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • No photography or video during church service, and no backpacks
  • Appropriate dress, no short shorts or bare shoulders
  • While this tour is free, a donation of $5 each to the church's offering basket which is passed during the service is requested. This contribution helps the church to grow its ministry and continue its work
Customer reviews

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3.9 /5

based on 175 reviews

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Thanks to the gospel tour we had the possibility to dive into Harlem community and spent time with local people. We participated to a true religious function and appreciated its vigorous charm. After the function Keith guided us in Harlem and, thanks to his passion and knowledge, we learned the history of the district, from the beginning up to the more recent days, and we understood a lot about the evolution of the district (on the social and economical side). If you really want to live and learn about Harlem, this tour is a must!

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January 29, 2023

Doris was amazing. Her enthusiasm for her home Neighborhood and her knowledge of the history of Harlem was so good. Impressed at how she keeps it fresh and new even though she is an experienced guide. And she made sure every guest was directed to the best place to head to their next NYC destination. She is exceptional !

December 11, 2022

The mass was very good! Few people apart from our group in the church. For a few songs, we would have thought we were in Sister Act or Blues Brothers. If you take photos or videos, this place is not for you because it's forbidden! however, the mass is filmed and published on the "Zoom" site so I think it can be found easily! now get your hands ready it's time to move and clap

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November 27, 2022

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