New York City Catacombs by Candlelight Tour

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Experience Highlights

Join this expertly guided tour of the catacombs of St. Patrick's Cathedral and soak up the history of New York City by visiting the crypts where important names in the city's Catholic society rest.

  • Learn about the history of the church and its surroundings from an expert guide.
  • With this tour you will gain access to the catacombs off-limits to all visitors.
  • Choose the day and time when you buy your ticket and enjoy this queue-free experience.

What’s included

  • Tour with expert guide
  • Access to the catacombs

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Step by Step

St. Patrick's Cathedral is a landmark for many Catholics in the city. The catacombs in its underground floors have become a must-see for many of them.

Entrance to the cathedral is free, but access to the catacombs is exclusive to tour participants. The tour will start with a visit to the cathedral, pass through several walled cemeteries and end at the catacombs.

An expert guide will explain all the secrets of the cathedral walls. These same walls have served as a backdrop for films such as The Godfather and Mean Streets.

For over 200 years, this place of worship has witnessed the struggles of prominent New York City Catholics. Bishops and notable New Yorkers such as the Delmonico family rest in this ground.

Your guide will lead you through several walled cemeteries before descending one level below the basilica. There you will find three corridors full of crypts . At the beginning of the tour you will be given a candle so that you can read the names of those who are buried there.

Don't be confused with St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue! This tour starts at 266 Mulberry Street (corner of Mulberry St. and Jersey St.). You will need to be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and you will need to check in.

Choose the day and time that best suits your trip and get ready to see this iconic landmark in New York's history.

Reviews

4.4
· 570 Reviews
  • C
    Ciara Mcveigh
    5
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    Really fascinating social history of the area, led by Dan, a brilliant, knowledgeable tour guide
  • K
    Katrin Rienäcker-Scholz
    5
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    It was really interesting
  • A
    Andrea
    5
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    Great excursion to know a part of new york out of the ordinary. if you are looking for tourism not so typical, do not hesitate to do it.
  • A
    Africa
    4
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    Good visit, although I would have liked it to have been longer to be able to explore all the nooks and crannies.
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