- 1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy this fascinating 90 minute small-group tour that introduces you to all the secrets of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Enter off limits areas like the Henry Erban Organ, the cemeteries and an exclusive experience in the CATACOMBS beneath the Old Cathedral and to add dimension, you will experience it all by candlelight. For over 200 years, the CATACOMBS of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral has served as the final resting place for the departed. This unique and historic place has been a silent witness to the many struggles and accomplishments of prominent New York Catholics. It is where bishops rest beside noteworthy New Yorkers who have played defining roles in Catholic, New York and American history.
- Fully narrated tour
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Small-group tour
- Professional guide
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
32 Prince St
Returns to original departure point
This is a 1.5-hour tour that begins in the Undercroft of the Basilica and then winds its way through the several passageways of this exclusive experience in the CATACOMBS beneath the Old Cathedral. For over 200 years, the CATACOMBS of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral has served as the final resting place for the faithful departed. The Delmonico Family, General Thomas Eckert a confidant of Abraham Lincoln, Honest John Kelly of Tammany Hall and the first resident Bishop of New York Bishop John Connolly are only a few of the many resting peacefully in crypts beneath the nave of this historic landmark church.
Included in this tour is access into the off-limits areas of the Church. You will tour the 2 walled cemeteries adjacent to the Basilica, walk up into the choir loft within the Nave of the Church and down below the Old Cathedral and wander through the corridors of the Catacombs.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE TNY KIOSK IN THE COURTYARD OF 32 PRINCE STREET BETWEEN MOTT & MULBERRY STREET, WHERE THE TOUR BEGINS. CHECK IN 10 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR PLEASE.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Dan was excellent, very knowledgeable. He did a great job explaining all the history of the church and the Catacombs were amazing!
Tommy's did a great job with our group of 18 ladies. Ronnie was a great tour guide - very informative and professional!
Kyle is just the best tour guide. A mixture of history and light hearted conversation. I would recommend it to anyone. Even children.
The tour of the catacombs was really well done. Tours like this are always as good as the tour guide and the difference is one who clearly knows and has an interest in what they're talking about. It's not just about spewing facts...it's about creating an experience, and Mike is a master at it. I was expecting something spookier, and different than what I got, but I was just as happy with it. I came away learning something about the history of the Catholic church in New York, and it was fun and entertaining. I brought my sister, a trained historian, and Mike could handle any obscure reference and question she could ask. We both enjoyed the tour immensely. I would highly recommend it.
The "catacombs" are interesting but the history about the catacombs, the church and immigration events was even better. Highly recommend.
We have recommended this tour to a number of our friends. We found it extremely interesting and the guide was wonderful. He was extremely well-versed in the history of the cathedral, the area and the catacombs. Fascinating tour!
It was a very nice organized tour with an awesome tour guide Mike. He is funny and not rude. It was nice to learn history about the place and NYC
Exciting, fun Christmas Eve tour of the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Catacombs. Was truly a great experience most notably because Tommy was such a great, knowledgeable tour guide. Would definitely recommend!
Tommy, was wonderful. Very informative .The historical perspective was SOoooo interesting. The tour moved smoothly.
Had the pleasure of joining Mike's tour and learned quite a bit about the history of the Catholic Church in NYC and the waves of immigrants that left their mark in the area. Mike was very friendly and informative and ran a great 90 minute tour. Most of the time is indoors, some steps but quite manageable. Even as a NY resident I enjoyed learning more about the city's rich history--I will walk by now with a very different appreciation of the history behind the locked doors and brick walls.
Mike definitely knows the History and is well versed in everything on the grounds and property. We went and definitely saw things the Public never actually see unless you go on this tour.
This is a must. The catacombs are amazing. Their history is steeped in the beginning of US history. The tour includes the inside of the church and the pipe organ. Our guide, Brandon, was a blast. There is ALOT of history that was put across very well. This church is a must see. As Brandon said "This church has been all but forgotten".
Our tour guide was GREAT! Funny and informative. Would recommend him highly. His name was Mike. Thank you MIKE!!!
This was a very interesting and insightful tour with Mike as our guide. In addition to walking through the catacombs and visiting this amazing church, we got information about the settlement of the area and the history of New York City. I hope Tommysnew york continues to develop more of these unusual tours. Mike inspired us to visit other places in the city. Thank you
Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Had a great time!
This was a great tour not the usual tourist trips. Guide was very informative and engaging. Highly recommend
Tour guide Dan was knowledgeable and entertaining. Tour was interesting for myself and my 11 year old
I need to advise that you need NOT to take children ( under 13 years old ) because the catacombs tour is not appropriate.
Our guide, Dan, was very knowledgeable. He told us stories of the people who were buried at the cathedral, along with great history lessons. It was really interesting! I'm so glad we took the tour!
Nothing violent or frightening even though it's about death I went on a catacombs tour in another big city and that one was intense/creepy. This is a New York history tour with a Catholic focus, especially this cathedral and the Catholics who are buried there. I recommend it if you're interested in NY history, Catholicism, and/or cemeteries.