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.
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 11am to 1pm). 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.