Explore the Mount Morris Historic District of New York City on a 3-hour lunch tour, and discover one of the earliest landmarked districts of the 5 boroughs. Learn about the notable residents of this Harlem neighborhood, and see rare 19th century houses.
What to Expect
The Mount Morris Park Historic District was first designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and is one of the earliest landmarked districts in the 5 boroughs. Located in Harlem, it covers a 16 block area, north from West 118th to West 124th Streets and west from Fifth Avenue to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (7th Avenue).
Discover a remarkable mix of late 19th and early 20th century residential and church architecture associated with the Gilded Age. See the renowned "Doctors' Row," commonly known as West 122nd Street. Continue to Mount Morris Park West and Malcolm X Boulevard, where the substantially unaltered 19th-century streets provide a rare contrast to the landscape of Manhattan.
Your guide will describe the history of the area and its notable residents, including Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart. At the end of the tour you will be treated to a lunch at a local Harlem restaurant.
Meet at 2360 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (between 126th and 127th Streets) New York
Know Before You Go
• Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes