NYC Gospel Walking Tour in New York, NY

Inside Out ToursTrinity ChurchNew York, NY 10006
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Learn the history of American Gospel Music while touring magnificent homes and churches throughout Brooklyn Heights. Guests will discover how gospel music emerged and tour the church that brought gospel music to the main stage. The tour concludes with the opportunity to listen to gospel music performed by a Grammy award-winning multicultural choir in a concert-hall setting.


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Listen to the beautiful, uplifting sounds of a world famous NYC gospel choir, learn the history of American Gospel Music and view the gorgeous homes and churches of Brooklyn Heights during this NYC Gospel Walking Tour.

Our tour begins in lower Manhattan where we learn about the roots of African-American gospel culture and the experience from which gospel music emerged. Then, we continue on to Brooklyn Heights, with its gorgeous brownstones, historic homes, and churches, and view the church that launched gospel music onto the world stage. Finally, we end our tour at a church in a concert-hall setting with a Grammy award-winning multicultural choir where we listen to modern and contemporary gospel music.

Tour Duration:4.5 – 5 HOURS
Tour Distance: 1 MI / 1.6 KM
Tour Departure Time: Sundays at 9 AM

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Melbourne, Australia
"Great Harlem Gospel Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
Knowledgeable Harlem neighbourhood guide Stefan, and such a warm welcome at the United Methodist Church - great immersion experience in NYC
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Guadalajara, Mexico
"More interesting than expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2019 NEW
Walking and learning about the Brooklyn Bridge and the DUMBO neighborhood was definitely a great experience, and more than expected. Both places are really amazing and full of history. I really recommend it.
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"Excellent Tour over the Brooklyn Bridge"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2019 NEW
Thanks a lot to Kevin, our guide, on the walking tour from Manhattan over the Brooklyn bridge to Dumbo. We learnt so many details about the bridge, the circumstances of its building and the history of Dumbo. We highly recommend this tour!
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Stockholm, Sweden
"Sunday service Gospel"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2019 NEW
Very good guide and so was The whole Tour, we liked the parts of walking thru harlem with stories and to finish with gospel
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Auckland, New Zealand
"Great tour with a great guide."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2019 NEW
To get a flavour of the city beyond the usual tourist traps I’d highly recommend the Walking Harlem Gospel Tour. The host had a deep knowledge of the place music & worship had to the African Americans who were an integral, though often overlooked, part of New York’s transformation into one of the great cities of the world. Passing by the homes of Billie Holiday and Scott Joplin as well as a stop at one of the world’s most famous theatres, The Apollo, and finishing with a church service that we were welcomed most generously into, this tour will remain one of the highlights of my visit. Rain (as it did on my visit) or shine, it is a fantastic walk.
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Frequently Asked Questions about NYC Gospel Walking Tour

How long is the entire tour?
The tour lasts approximately 4.5 hours.

When are tours available?
Tours operate at 9am on Sundays in March through December. Tours are also available in Spanish at 8:30am.

Where does the tour begin?
All guests should meet in front of Trinity Church located at 79 Broadway at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street.

What should I wear?
Due to the nature of the tour and with respect for the congregation, tour guests dress appropriately for walking and for the service. Guests should not flip flops, tank tops, or shorts.

What are the age restrictions for this tour?
Children are allowed to accompany their parents or guardians on this tour. However, due to the length and topic of this tour, it is recommended that parents make a decision as to whether the tour is appropriate for their children.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, you may bring a camera for pictures. Video cameras or tape recorders are not allowed. During the church service, camera use is prohibited.

Will the tour operate if it rains?
Yes. Tours are rain or shine and all guests should dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

Can I leave during the service?
Due to the policies of the church, guests who want to sit in the main sanctuary where the choir is performing must stay for the entirety of the service (from 12pm to 2pm). Those who would prefer to leave before the end of the service will watch the performance via closed circuit screen in the overflow room.

What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any tour reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.