Muslim History Tour NYC

Tour Information

All scheduled tours are FREE to the public. Because the tour is out in the elements, it runs in the warmer months between April and October. Bring good walking shoes, water, and your imagination!

RSVP is required with a cap at 40 per tour. Once a tour is announced, a link to a sign up form will be posted here and on the Facebook event page. After sign up, wait to receive a reply with your confirmation or a notice that you have been placed on the waitlist. 

2019 Schedule: *To get updates, follow the Facebook page or sign up on the mailing list on the bottom of the Homepage*

March 31, 2019 | Harlem [Tour is full!]

April 2, 2019 | Wall Street [Tour is full!]

June 16, 2019 | Harlem [Tour is full!]

August 18, 2019 | Harlem [Tour is full!]

Tours Offered : 



Tour includes a two and a half hours walk to revisit important historical moments in situ and bring new eyes to local architecture, focused mostly on the early 20th century to today. The tour brings to life interracial histories of labor movements, halal food, anti-colonialism, and the prolific life of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X). We begin at the Adam Clayton Powell Statue at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, rain or shine.

library congress little syria 0.jpg

Wall Street

Tour includes a one and a half hour walk to learn about the earliest Muslims in New York City, from African enslavement in Dutch New Amsterdam, to a Sudanese missionary, and a forgotten Young Turk mosque. We begin in the plaza south of Bowling Green Park, right outside the 4/5 Bowling Green subway station and in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, rain or shine. 

tour 1.jpg

Private Educational Tours

Muslim History Tour NYC provides tours for educational and non profit organizations for an honorarium. The tours can be given as is or can be modified to focus on particular themes. Please use the Contact page and provide preferred dates and your needs to get the conversation started.  


Donate Your Ticket

The tour is kept free to ensure it is financially accessible and to encourage tour participants to support local business. Many who are able have asked to pay for the experience - which is great.  In lieu of a ticket, I ask those who are able to make a donation to Brotherhood-Sistersol in Harlem. The organization, founded in 1995, “provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two” through local programming and national outreach work. [NB: Brotherhood-Sistersol has no affiliation with the tour]