Historic Harlem, Apollo Theater and the Morris Jumel Mansion
TOUR OF HISTORIC HARLEM, THE APOLLO THEATER AND THE 1765 MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION
Our Brooklyn guide, Joe Svehlak, will lead a walking/bus tour (depending on weather and traffic) of America’s largest African-American community, taking in some historic landmark districts, fine churches, streets of lovely row houses and stately homes. A highlight will be a tour of the historic Apollo theater, “where stars are born and legends are made,” led by Billy Mitchell. He will share his insider backstage stories and the history of the Apollo where such performers as Duke Ellington, Billy Holiday, Gladys Knight and the Temptations took the stage. Enjoy a soul-food lunch at Sylvia’s Restaurant. We will end our day with a docent-led tour of the 1765 Morris-Jumel Mansion, once home of Aaron Burr and used as Washington’s headquarters during the battle of Harlem.
Cost includes transportation, guides, admission fees, lunch, snacks and gratuities.
553 – $152
7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 7:00 a.m.