New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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New York City, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Overview

Enjoy this fascinating 90 minute group tour that introduces you to all of the secrets of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Enter off limits areas like the two walled cemeteries and an 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 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.

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  • Fully narrated tour
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small-group tour

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Average 4.74 out of 5 stars based on 837 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Dayana_D, Nov 2022 Verified
Tommy is very knowledgeable about the history of Catholicism in New York City; he was an excellent tour guide.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Melanie_P, Nov 2022 Verified
Our tour guide was great! Loved learning about the history of the cemetery, basilica and catacombs. So much that I didn’t know about the history of New York City.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Rhonda_G, Nov 2022 Verified
The tour provides you with an in-depth understanding of New York history and the role the Roman Catholic Church played in its early days.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Beverly_W, Nov 2022 Verified
Mike was a great tour guide: very knowledgeable and personable. I learned a lot about the church and New York History.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Mollydodge91, Nov 2022 Verified
Dan was fantastic! We weren't sure what to expect but it was so enjoyable. Dan was very Knowledgeable and made the entire tour very fun and interesting. I loved the open question aspect and random knowledge.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
TravellerSantpoort, Nov 2022 Verified
Small history of a small but important chuch. Stories about famous families and their graves. The early days of Manhattan and the times of Irish and Italian immigrants.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Guide1000, Nov 2022 Verified
An amazing experience— the tour guide was knowledgeable and fun.. Our Uber was in traffic and we thought we’d be late— the receptionist was very kind and said she would wait for us!!
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
219jss, Nov 2022 Verified
Fantastic experience! Mike our tour guide was great, he was very knowledgable but also kept the information easy to absorb, funny and plenty of great facts that I have been repeating to every friend that will listen! I have lived in NY for years and decided to do this when my mum visited from the UK, highly recommend - we both really enjoyed it and it was fascinating to see the catacombs!
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
StephsRandomfinds2, Nov 2022 Verified
I was in NYC for Halloween weekend and this just seemed like a cool add on. I am glad we decided to take the tour. Dan was our guide and was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Lots of history in the area. I should note, as well, that we had a conflict on our original booking and the customer service team was spot on helping us change our date and time with no issues.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Pamela_G, Nov 2022 Verified
Fabulous guide! We loved hearing the history and seeing the catacombs. The staff was excellent and helpful.

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