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Small Group Tour of Catacombs by Candelight in New York

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  • 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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Check in by 2:45pm at Visitors Kiosk 90 Minute tour of the Catacombs by Candlelight
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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.
Reviews (188)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Superlative Tour

Excellent tour of the Old Saint Patrick’s Basilica, graveyard and Catacombs. Dan’s tour was knowledgeful and passionately presented. Such a rarity. I accompagnied out of town friends to what I thought would only be a tour of the Catacombs. Instead we also visited the church...More

1  Thank FPWhitePlains
Reviewed 3 days ago
Lots of history.

Dan was excellent. He provided us with endless historical detail relating to the Cathedral, it's cemetery and the Catacombs. He made this fascinating tour informative as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Blue-Sky-192
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great tour, worth the cost and time to see.

We scheduled our tour in advance. Mike gave us a great tour of the Catacombs, Basilica and property. The tour probably could have gone on much longer with all the history there, yet he kept the pace moving along smoothly. He was also very open...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank silverknee12
Reviewed 5 days ago
History made entertaining

Our tour guide was Kyle. He was hilarious! There's so much history with this particular cathedral in that neighborhood. I felt like we got just the right amount of information to make the tour interesting but not tiring. Really liked that we got to see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RaeBea
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Amazing and informative tour

The people who do these tours are very well informed and respectful of the cathedrals history. Dan was a very fun and enthusiastic guide. He was very well informed and also showed the utmost respect to the service happening inside. This is a must see...More

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9 November 2018|
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Response from kconnolly | Reviewed this property |
I bought them online and when I walked up, the woman read the ticket from the app and checked me off her list. Super simple!
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Response from TudBer | Reviewed this property |
The tour was about 90 minutes.
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Response from Loretta P | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes you in and out of a building, across a street, around in a yard (over uneven natural ground in a cemetery), up and down a few stairs (not many at a time), and along hallways. It also leads you along a set of... More