Everything begins at the Tour Start:
Pelham Fritz Community Center
Mount Morris Park West & West 122 Street
We are celebrating 40 years as New York City’s 19th neighborhood to be recognized of the over 125 since 1965 when Mayor Robert Wagner established the Landmarks Preservation Commission in response to New Yorkers’ growing concern that important historic, aesthetic, and cultural elements of the city’s history were being lost. The Self-Guided Walking Tour takes guests inside 12 original and renovated brownstone homes, fascinating urban live/work apartments, a renown museum, a beautiful community garden and a landmark church. Guided Architectural Walking Tours are scheduled throughout the day, as well as a tour through Marcus Garvey Park up to the Acropolis where the 154-year-old, landmarked, cast iron Harlem Fire Watchtower still stands.Inside & Intimate in Historic Harlem guided tours take guests inside three extraordinary homes in the Mount Morris Park Historic District that are not on the regular tour and are ordinarily strictly private.Harlem’s Mount Morris Park community is rich with long-time residents as well as newcomers from all over the world. One of the homes featured this year will be hosted by a Harlem denizen and her family — a near-centenarian who tells stories of the times she, her family and neighbors “stood in front of bulldozers” to protect the then city-owned buildings from being demolished. Another resident will share how she’s turned her home into a “music and mentoring house” for the next generation of opera singers. History in Motion… Don’t miss this once a year chance to step inside the special places that highlight the community’s shared culture of honoring the past, celebrating the present and preparing for the future.
Reserve tickets in advance and save 20%!HarlemSubways: A, B, C, D, 2, 3, and 4, 5, & 6 to 125th Street. Buses: M1, M7 and M102