Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

Meeting Point

Entrance to the Museum of the City of New York (see map for directions)


2 hours (approx.)

Languages Offered In

German, English, French

Explore Harlem’s rich hip-hop history with guided walking tours, showcasing iconic sites, artists, and vibrant cultural landmarks.


1220, 5th Avenue, New York, New York, 10029

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Getting There

By Subway:

Lexington Ave. train to 103rd St., walk 3 blocks West

Train to Central Park North / 110th St. Walk one block East to Fifth Ave., then South to 104th St.


1220, 5th Avenue, New York, New York, 10029

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Walk This Way: Unveiling Harlem, the Birthplace of Hip-Hop

Dive deep into the essence of hip-hop with our Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour! Experience the lively atmosphere of the streets where famous DJs played their music, graffiti sparked creativity, and breakdancers pushed the limits of what was possible. Guided by an expert in hip-hop history, this tour is more than just a walk around – it’s a journey of cultural exploration.

  • Explore the past: Step onto the legendary stages of the Apollo Theater, where early rap stars like The Sugarhill Gang made their mark. Venture into Harlem’s record shops, the hub for DJs and producers who are always looking for hidden gems.
  • Discover more than just the beats: Learn about the social and political influences that shaped hip-hop. Hear the tales of overcoming obstacles, strength, and unity that have driven this groundbreaking art form.
  • Engage with the culture: Learn some dance moves (or just watch!) with our knowledgeable guides and other hip-hop lovers. Capture memories with colorful street art and famous landmarks.
  • For all ages: Whether you’re a hardcore hip-hop fanatic or just want to learn more about its beginnings, this tour provides a fresh look at Harlem’s deep cultural heritage.

Come along and take this journey through Harlem, the cradle of hip-hop. Reserve your spot for the Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour today!

  • Embark on a Journey Through Hip-Hop’s Past: Discover the lively story of hip-hop from its inception.
  • Led by Trailblazers: Take part in the journey with legendary personalities who were at the heart of the scene.
  • Real-Time Entertainment: Attend spontaneous rap contests and breakdance exhibitions throughout the tour.
  • Special Access: Acquire behind-the-scenes information on how hip-hop developed in Harlem.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Hip-Hop historian tour guide

For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions