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Traces & Places: Harlem Walking Tours

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Traces & Places: Harlem Walking Tours
Gate Prices Adult $25.00
Child $25.00
  • Takes about 2 to 3 hrs
  • Reservations required
  • 212-939-9201 or 917-583-4109 to make a reservation.
  • Harlem Walking Tours
From Revolutionary War sites, historic mansions, rowhouses, and churches to speakeasies and jazz clubs, learn about Harlem's diverse cultural history and discover hidden treasures as we explore the neighborhoods of Harlem and Northern Manhattan.

The Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill tour takes you through one of the City's most architecturally distinguished and culturally significant neighborhoods. Built for middle and upper middle-class white residents between the mid-1880s and the First World War, the neighborhood achieved its greatest fame during the 1930s and 1940s when a large number of black professionals moved to the area, including such notable figures as the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Joe Louis, author Ralph Ellison, and many other personalities associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

Getting In

Harlem Walking Tour is one choice with the New York City Explorer Pass.


Please email the day before with your reservation request. Bookings can be made up to the day/evening before the requested tour. If you are unable to email you can call 917-583-4109 or 212-658-9160 for reservations. Email is strongly encouraged.


There are two locations to redeem your CitySights tickets:
Times Square: Daily: 9:00am-7:00pm
Downtown: Daily: 9:00 am–6:00 pm (Please note, this location is closed from 1:30 pm–2:15 pm)
Tour Times: Frequent daily departure times from 9:00am-5:00pm. Tours depart from midtown location and will be shown on map upon receipt of ticket from CitySights location.


Tour runs 365 days a year


Hop-on Hop-off double-decker tickets are valid for 24 hours from date of pickup. This tour lasts approximately 2.5 (hours if you choose not to hop-on or hop-off at the stops along the way) and is available in 10 languages. You will receive a map showing you all stops.


502 West 142nd Street
1st Floor (Office) NOTE: The start point for the tour is West 145th and St Nicholas Avenue, in front of Capitol One Bank.
New York, NY 10031

Public Transportation

Take the A or D Express from 59th Street/Columbus Circle to 145th Street, exit 145th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue. Local trains B or C to 145th Street, exit 145th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue.

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A good, behind the scenes look at Harlem
By Jimi Verified Reviewer from Fort Lauderdale, FL on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Traces & Places: Harlem Walking Tours:

We enjoyed our walking tour of Harlem. There was a lot of emphasis on architecture and I think I would have preferred some more local spots. It was definitely worth while though and glad we went.

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