The storied Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill plateau overlooking upper Harlem developed around the historic 18th- and 19th-century country estates of such notable figures as Alexander Hamilton and Madame Eliza Jumel, whose houses still bookend the district. This area also became known as Sugar Hill, where 'life was sweet' for many professional African-Americans who moved to the area in the 20s and 30s.
On this Sugar Hill to Washington Heights walking tour, your guide will take you on an informative walk through North Harlem. Learn about development of area and about Church of the Intercession & Trinity Cemetery ' the resting place of some of New York City's aristocracy and politicos who shaped the development of New York City.
Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion and The Hispanic Society of America. See former residences of some of Harlem's notable residents associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Leave with a new understanding of this unique New York neighborhood. This tour is led by a Harlem local and great for all ages.