New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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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 4.76 out of 5 stars based on 336 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Extraordinary754581, Jan 2022 Verified
Informative and educational. Guide was great at sharing the history of the church, cemetery, catacombs and neighborhood.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
jenniferaB4776RT, Jan 2022 Verified
My fifteen year old twins, husband, and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Leo made the hour and a half so interesting and clear! It was a fantastic amount of history. We just loved it!
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
db9191972, Jan 2022 Verified
Dan was spot on as the guide. Great venue and stories. What wonderful history of NYC and the folks that came to NYC over the years.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
tracygA4074OS, Jan 2022 Verified
Dan was awesome in his delivery of the history along side some much appreciated humor! Well worth the visit just in the church and sights, but Dan was a bonus!
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
sandrahood, Jan 2022 Verified
Our tour guide was hilarious & knowledgeable. He shared a ton of information & kept things going. Highly recommend! Very well organized!
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Colleen W, Jan 2022 Verified
The tour of Old St.Patrick's Cathedral and it's catacombs was very well done. Our tour guide Dan was great! He was very knowledgeable and made learning the history both interesting and fun. I went on the tour because my husband and 15 year old son were interested. I'm not a history buff and honestly was expecting to be bored but instead, even I found it interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone with even a slight interest in learning something new.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
joliej2022, Jan 2022 Verified
Tours of churches aren’t exactly something I’d typically go for but Dan was a great tour guide. He was welcoming and enthusiastic about the tour. He kept us engaged by asking us questions and opened the floor to any question we might’ve had. Aside from being professional, he was also funny and made the tour relatable. Even after the tour, he was open to conversation about things besides the catacombs and cathedral. I would be happy to receive a tour from him again sometime in the future.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
jdon324, Dec 2021 Verified
Dan was very informative. My daughter and I enjoyed the history and tour very much. We aren’t Catholic. We were just intrigued by the catacombs, so we signed up. Good decision! Thank you for enriching our New York experience.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
358debbrah, Dec 2021 Verified
Our tour guide was great - informative with the history of the church, and more. I'd recommend this to anyone who is catholic or has an interest in New York history.
New York Catacombs by Candlelight
969lewisd, Dec 2021 Verified
A fascinating history lesson of lower Manhattan set in a building that exemplifies that history. Leo, our tour guide, was funny, knowledgeable and ensured that everyone on the tour was extremely respectful, considering it is still a active cathedral. We came on the tour using the New York Pass, so cannot comment on it's value for money.

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