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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 tour and enjoy a personal encounter with this New York landmark.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
  • More personal tour experience
  • Learn from your guide about the church’s long history
  • Visit the catacombs and other areas normally off-limits to visitors
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at a central meeting point 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 a 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
  • More personal tour experience
  • Learn from your guide about the church’s long history
  • Visit the catacombs and other areas normally off-limits to visitors
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at a central meeting point 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 a 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41393P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guides
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Restrooms not accessable at this time due to COVID-19 Restrictions
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA Check In Address: 266 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012 (corner of Mulberry St. and Jersey St.)jbetween Houston and Prince streets Directions: By Subway B/D/F/M/6 trains to Broadway-Lafayette St/Bleecker St; R/W train to Prince St
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • PLEASE CHECK IN AT 266 MULBERRY STREET (CORNER OF MULBERRY ST. AND JERSEY ST.), WHERE THE TOUR BEGINS. CHECK IN 15 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR PLEASE.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL ON FIFTH AVENUE! THIS IS A DIFFERENT ST. PATRICK'S IN MANHATTAN
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Guests requiring wheelchair should contact Tommy's New York in advance to allow us to make proper preparations for your tour
  • PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED BY NYC MANDATE AS OF 9/1/21 NO EXCEPTIONS
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guides
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Restrooms not accessable at this time due to COVID-19 Restrictions
Departure details
  • 266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA Check In Address: 266 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012 (corner of Mulberry St. and Jersey St.)jbetween Houston and Prince streets Directions: By Subway B/D/F/M/6 trains to Broadway-Lafayette St/Bleecker St; R/W train to Prince St
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • PLEASE CHECK IN AT 266 MULBERRY STREET (CORNER OF MULBERRY ST. AND JERSEY ST.), WHERE THE TOUR BEGINS. CHECK IN 15 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR PLEASE.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL ON FIFTH AVENUE! THIS IS A DIFFERENT ST. PATRICK'S IN MANHATTAN
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Guests requiring wheelchair should contact Tommy's New York in advance to allow us to make proper preparations for your tour
  • PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED BY NYC MANDATE AS OF 9/1/21 NO EXCEPTIONS
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    266 Mulberry St
    266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Check In Address: 266 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012 (corner of Mulberry St. and Jersey St.)jbetween Houston and Prince streets Directions: By Subway B/D/F/M/6 trains to Broadway-Lafayette St/Bleecker St; R/W train to Prince St
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Mandy D
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10/10 recommend!
Oct 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, charismatic, and funny. He gave excellent historical facts and had some great jokes!!
Written 20 October 2021
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Rachel
1 contribution
FANTASTIC!!
Oct 2021
I can only speak about the guide we had.....40ish greyish hair....and super funny and informative. Brought the whole history of the Church.....and NYC alive!!
Written 19 October 2021
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Paradise314278
Chicago, IL3 contributions
NYC highlight!
Dan was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the visit very enjoyable. We are looking to future tours in the area.
Written 19 October 2021
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Jason Arnold
New York City, NY23 contributions
Fun way to get a piece of NYC history.
Oct 2021
Very informative tour of the basilica, graveyard, and catacombs. A great way to see a bit of NYC history. Dan was a great guide and kept the tour interesting and fun the whole time.
Written 18 October 2021
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GretchenG
Boston, MA24 contributions
Great tour!
Oct 2021 • Friends
Comprehensive tour, appreciated getting the full history of Catholics in New York and the catacombs were really cool. Dan had a nice delivery, pacing and connected with the group.
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary Jo O
Rochester, NY21 contributions
Interesting peice of NYC I never would have known!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Loved this tour, Ronny was fantastic. My boyfriend has issues hearing when there is background noise and he had no trouble hearing the stories Ronny shared. The history lesson was very interesting. Highly recommend this tour regardless of your heritage or religion!
Written 17 October 2021
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ann s
Charlotte, NC49 contributions
October 2021 visit
Great tour. Dan was an excellent guide - kept us engaged and provided interesting history not only on the cathedral but also NYC.
Written 17 October 2021
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Jill A
1 contribution
Concise and enjoyable
Oct 2021 • Couples
Genuinely enjoyed this tour. Dan was super informative and made the experience interesting. I would definitely recommend him as your guide. Tour was about the history of St. Patrick’s Basilica (which again was made interesting by Dan’s commentary) and ended with a self exploration of the catacombs.
Written 16 October 2021
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Mark H
Olyphant, PA3 contributions
Thank you DAN!
Oct 2021
Wonderful tour, made especially enjoyable by Dan! Thank you for all of your history and insight going above and beyond what we expected. I would recommend this tour to anyone!
Written 16 October 2021
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Kaitlyn S
2 contributions
Catacombs
Oct 2021 • Family
This was a super fun tour! A great wya to learn about the history of the area, as well as explore through some catacombs. It’s nothing too intense, the catacombs aren’t too terribly big.
Written 16 October 2021
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reginaldlees
reginaldlees
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Catacombs by Candlelight was More than Expected
I wasn't sure what to expect, really thinking it was just looking at the true catacombs of the church. However, thi
johnpsieber
johnpsieber
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Great tour for anyone even locals !!
I loved this tour! I am not very religious but I am a sucker for history, NYC stories, and a beautiful location wit
Theresadlor
Theresadlor
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Dan is the man
Throughly enjoyed this experience. It was like a best history class ever.Not only was it educational it was highly
Kikirun81
Kikirun81
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Great tour!
if you are in NYC this is a must! The tour of the St. Patricks Cathedral catacombs was amazing! We had an in cred
allibecker369
allibecker369
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Catacombs
Leo was a fantastic tour guide of Old St Patrick’s Cathedral. We had a great time and learned a lot! He provided th
Tiktok78
Tiktok78
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Great tour.
Great tour. Funny and knowledgeable guide. It didn’t disappoint. Nice and spaced out during Covid-19.
352laurettap
352laurettap
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EXCELLENT
I went on this tour and it exceeded my expectations! It was really cool, informative and beautiful to see the churc
VistaCayResortbyORR
VistaCayResortbyORR
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Super Interesting and Dan was Awesome!
We loved every minute of this tour even though we're Floridians and it was freezing! Dan made the experience super
WBloom
WBloom
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An Unexpected Delight!
We heard about the catacombs of St. Pat's Cathedral recently and couldn't understand where they were located within
CharlotteM179
CharlotteM179
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Chilly afternoon activity
Great tour. Really interesting history and sociology of the area. Ronnie did a great job. Toured cemetery, pipe
Randy D
Randy D
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Interesting bit of history
Mike was a great guide! Highly recommend the tour. Lots of history on the early church in NYC, 19th century gangs
karenhJ9232CS
karenhJ9232CS
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Amazing and highly recommend!
Three of us went last Sunday and had Leo as our tour leader. The tour was fascinating and Leo was entertaining, sup
kaitlinn98
kaitlinn98
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Catacombs by Candlelight Tour
Had a fantastic time doing this tour. Great hearing about the history of the catacombs, as well as the Cathedral a
Jonas4321
Jonas4321
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Catacombs Were Great, Tour Guide Needs Improvement
Four of us took the 3pm Black Friday 2019 Catacombs Tour. The catacombs, cemetery and cathedral were outstanding, i
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We loved this tour! It was very informational and super interesting. Just the right amount of time and the perfect
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