On this journey you will enjoy a southern style breakfast at a historic Harlem establishment. Your expert tour guide will show you some of the city’s most historic houses of worship located in Harlem. You will learn the history and see unique architecture styles. Harlem was once the third largest Jewish settlement in the world after the Lower East Side and Warsaw. In the churches, of all places, Harlem reveals its Jewish past.
You will visit one of the largest examples of Gothic revival architecture to be found anywhere in the world. See the international, interdenominational and interracial ministry with over 1600 members with a structure modeled after a 13thcentury gothic cathedral in Chartres, France. Visit the burial grounds that have been the final resting place for many historic figures since cemetery opened in 1697.
See Harlem’s oldest functioning church, then on to “the freedom church” that was a safe stop for slaves traveling along the Underground Railroad. Continuing on to the first African American Baptist church in NY State founded in 1808. See the church that was designed by the first African American licensed as an architect in New York.
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