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Tour Historic Harlem of the West

     Experience the bygone era of San Diego's historic Harlem of the West.  See where Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, and other legendary jazz and blues stars played.  See where Cab Calloway, Jelly Roll Morton, and other entertainers stayed. 

    
This 45 minute walking tour cover most of downtown's historic jazz and blues scene, business establishments, and legendary hang-outs.  You'll experience African American history in the Gaslamp Quarter, 1870-1970's.  Advance reservation required.  Call (619) 232-1480    

When: 
Saturdays (except holidays)

Where: 
Tour starts and ends at 740 Market Street
Departure Time: 
11:00am (Please arrive 10 minutes early, if possible)
 
Return By: 
12:30pm

Attire: 
Comfortable/loose fitting clothes, walking or comfortable shoes. 

Note: 45 minutes; walking required.  Come eager to learn about the history and culture of African Americans in the Gaslamp Quarter.   

Cost: 
$5 per person
Kids 16 and under free with parent or guardian.
Groups of up to 30 welcome (ask about special group rate). 

 

 

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