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Small Group Tour of Catacombs by Candelight in New York

Highlights
  • 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
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Small Group Tour of Catacombs by Candelight in New York
US$35 per adult
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Catacombs Midafternoon
Check in by 2:45pm at Visitors Kiosk 90 Minute tour of the Catacombs by Candlelight
US$35.00 per adult
Catacombs Afternoon
Check in by 12:45pm at Visitors Kiosk 90 Minute tour of the Catacombs by Candlelight
US$35.00 per adult
Evening Tour
Check in by 4:45pm at Visitors Kiosk 90 Minute tour of the Catacombs by Candlelight
US$35.00 per adult
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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 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 4 days ago
spiritual experience

Kyle was our tour guide. Just the right amount of humor, while being respectful of the catacombs. He knew about each person buried and their families filling the tour with so much information about each one. It made this so much more interesting than just...More

Thank dorothy g
Reviewed 5 days ago
Excellent History and Beauty at Old St. Pat's

This singularly unique tour in the New York old Five Points neighborhood was one of the favorite things I did in New York this trip. Look for the Tommy's Catacombs by Candlelight tour pop-up in front of the church. Tours are usually 3 times per...More

Thank CaNative07
Reviewed 6 days ago
Pleasant Surprise!

Yesterday on a lark, my wife and I decided to take the Catacomb by Candlelight tour of Old St. Patrick's in Little Italy. I am a jaded native New Yorker and was basically going along for the ride. We arrived outside the church without and...More

Thank joe l
Reviewed 6 days ago
Suprisingly Fantastic!

Dan was our tour guide and was absolutely amazing. He knew a ton of NYC history and was very good story teller. He gave an excellent overview of several of the people buried there and their contribution to NYC. The tour of the old church...More

Thank Dale V
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing

I spent six days/nights in NYC for my 30th wedding anniversary. My wife and I toured many locations throughout this wonderful city. On the flight back home I asked her what was the best experience she had in NYC. She said the Candlelight Tour of...More

Thank shawnwoelk
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judyp24
April 12, 2018|
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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.
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April 12, 2018|
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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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