Guided tour

Harlem: Sunday Gospel Service with Locals

Harlem: Sunday Gospel Service with Locals

From US$ 25 per person

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

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 173 reviews

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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

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

Product ID: 83253