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
    • No transport is included on this activity

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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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

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 155 reviews

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I think you should write in the activity that you have to walk a lot to get to church. I have 2 new knees, and did not know we were going to walk. The guide was good and I know full well that there was a message about the walk in the mail. But I did not know when I ordered.

July 11, 2022

Nice to have seen. I thought the Gospel service was very over the top, but I think that's how it is. The guide, a lady who grew up in Harlem, did a very good job. She knew a lot to tell and had good interaction with the group. In short, no regrets about this tour

June 6, 2022

Very great tour. The tour starts with a walking tour of Harlem. Run by a person who lives in Harlem. After that we go to church. The mood there is very good. However, our group made up a majority of the people in the church. Still very authentic. After the singing, the church is left and the tour is over. I would have liked to have stayed in the church. I then had soul food in a restaurant with our tour guide.

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April 4, 2022

Product ID: 83253