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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Greater Melbourne, Australia
"Amazing gospel!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
From the start Galit captured the spirit of the gospel history. The added bonus of a wonderful singing voice just added to the experience. However, the actual gospel service fell a little short.
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"Great tour with Shawn across the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019 NEW
Really loved the Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO tour! :) Shawn knew literally everything about it, gave a lot of info on the history of the places we visited, and took his time when the group wanted to take a moment for pictures and admire the view. 5/5, would recommand for sure!
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Albion Park, Australia
"Over the Brooklyn Bridge"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019 NEW
Very enjoyable and interesting. Worth while doing and learning all about the history of the area. Our guide Merideth was very impressive with her knowledge and information.
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Greg E
"DUMBO delight"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019 NEW
Visited New York on several occasions but taking a tour with a guide so enthusiastic about the area was a treat. We were given some great advice on places to explore after our tour. Highly recommend
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Munich, Germany
"Brookly bridge walking tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2019 NEW
Meredith was a very charming, warm and polite guide . She explained everything without leaving questions . We had a wonderful exiting tour with her which we will highly recommend ! Thank you so much. It was so nice to walk with you. Greetings from the German Gouple 😉
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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.