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Small Group Tour of Catacombs by Candelight in New York

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
  • Small-group size for more personal tour experience
  • Learn from your guide about the church’s long history
Small Group Tour of Catacombs by Candelight in New York
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Perfect for history lovers, this tour of the historical Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan invites you into the catacombs, allowing you to see its pipe organ and venture to parts of the building that are normally closed to visitors. Beat the crowds on this small group tour and enjoy a personal encounter with this New York landmark.

What to Expect

Meet your guide at the Tommy’s New York Kiosk at 32 Prince Street and set off for the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Not to be confused with St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, this historical church in Lower Manhattan has been a landmark for more than 200 years, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

With just a small group for company, you learn about the church’s history, as well as the famous names who once frequented it (and who still rest in its catacombs), including the first resident bishop of New York City. The tour includes the rare opportunity to explore the catacombs, as well as other areas of the landmark that are normally barred to visitors.

On the tour, discover the church’s pipe organ, tour its two walled cemeteries, explore the choir loft, and more. As you go, your guide will share stories about its place in New York history.

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Reviewed today via mobile
Nice change of pace

We stumbled across this tour while looking for something to do when near Soho. Very glad we found it. Rich in history and interesting facts. Our tour guide Tommy was exceptional. Well versed and very interesting talker. Would recommended a tour if in New York...More

Thank KPB1981
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Thanks Dan that was very interesting

We went on this tour because our daughter thought it might be interesting. It was very interesting and we enjoyed the time spent there. Dan our tour guy did a bang up job...He speaks loud and clear and made sure everyone could see and hear...More

Thank 1,718
Reviewed 2 days ago
Informative and Entertaining

I was fortunate enough to go on this tour earlier today. Our tour guide, Dan, was absolutely fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and lively. The time flew by and I feel as though we all walked away with a wealth of knowledge about old New...More

Thank LiteratureAficionado
Reviewed 3 days ago
The best thing to do!

Of all the things we did on our City Pass this was my absolute favorite. I really almost didn't choose it because I didn't know what it was, but I am soo glad we went. This was a bit hard to find because we were...More

Thank Monnica76
Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing old New York

We booked the Catacombs tour on a whim. We got so much more that we expected. I lived in the area all my life and I learned so much about New York's beginning history. Dan was extremely well informed and proficient. And, as a plus,...More

Thank Don B
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13 April 2018|
Response from joe l | Reviewed this property |
I think she could do it. There some steps involved to enter and leave the catacomb. She can enjoy most of the tour from the wheel chair. She will have to forego the choir loft.
13 April 2018|
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Response from roondog3931 | Reviewed this property |
Judy, your mom would have to dsecend two sets of stairs, the first about 5 steps into the building across the street (the former elementary school, where the intro to the tour is offered) and about 10 steps from the... More
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