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New York Catacombs by Candlelight provided by Tommy's New York

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-08-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-08-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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.) 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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    St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    New York Catacombs by Candlelight Group Tour
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  • You'll end 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.) 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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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL ON FIFTH AVENUE! THIS IS A DIFFERENT ST. PATRICK'S IN MANHATTAN
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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M. Chambers wrote a review Yesterday
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The tour was rich with detail, well choreographed for the variety of spaces and just all around fascinating to experience so much history hidden away in a busy part of the city. Our tour guide was incredibly informed, humorous, and engaging throughout the 90 min. He was thorough
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Date of experience: November 2020
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travelme422 wrote a review Yesterday
Boca Raton, Florida64 contributions13 helpful votes
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I took my brother-in-law during Thanksgiving when everybody else was cooking. We had a great time because both of us our history buffs and just getting the little bit of knowledge that you can expand to other people and learn about was a great treat. Tommy was great knew a lot
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TheSicilian1 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Jacksonville, Florida7 contributions
Tommy was great, knowledgeable and very clear, even someone from NY like myself will definitely appreciate it,, thanks for a great experience!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Adriana wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Fantastic tour of this gorgeous Basilica. There is so much history in just this area of the neighborhood which as a New Yorker, I did not know about. Definitely worth learning! A huge plus if you get Dan as your tour guide, bringing the humor while you are going through
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Sarah jenna wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Had a great time. Dan, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. Learned a lot of the history behind the Catholic community.
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Great tour.
Great tour. Funny and knowledgeable guide. It didn’t disappoint. Nice and spaced out during Covid-19.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Penacolada103
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Little Italy Tour
We loved this tour! It was very informational and super interesting. Just the right amount of time and the perfect
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F9895KMshirleyl
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Different and Educational!!!
Kyle was our tour guide and he was great!!!!!! He was super knowledgable on the history of the basilica and NYC. Ou
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Reina375
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Great Tour!
The tour was very enjoyable. Brandon is a great tour guide. He has vast knowledge which he imparts in a most enga
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BWardley
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Great tour
Very interesting and well presented tour. Our tour guide Leo was great; he was knowledgeable and was excited to te
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PassportUser
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Unique NYC experience. Pristine catacombs.
I’ve been to a majority of all “things to see” in NYC but this was very unique and informative. Britany was a fun g
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CHIEF333
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Informative
Spent a couple of hours in the hot New York sun (90 degrees in October??) taking a very informative tour of Chinato
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