New York Catacombs by Candlelight

146 Reviews | New York City, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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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.


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



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Average 4.77 out of 5 stars based on 146 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Very informative
Paola Lema, Nov 2020 Verified
Dan was our tour guide. He was very polite and you can tell he loves doing this. We learned a lot and felt comfortable to ask questions. I definitely recommend it.
Mindy, Nov 2020 Verified
This tour was very well done and the history was fascinating. I would recommend this tour to others both locally and from out of town.
Lani K, Nov 2020 Verified
Our tour leader Dan was amazing and very knowledgeable. I was pleasantly surprised and the tour exceeded my expectations. Learned a lot of history and stories. Loved it!
Kimberle, Oct 2020 Verified
Our guide was hilarious so we laughed a lot. He had an excellent knowledge of the history, and the stories informative and fun!...Go!Go!Go! You won’t regret the visit....and yes I tipped the tour guide cause he was awesome!
Jacqueline, Oct 2020 Verified
This tour was well worth it rain or shine. Our tour guide, Dan, was extremely insightful and personable. I love when tour guides provide background stories to historical figures, so if you get Dan, you’re in for a treat! It’s a fun and COVID safe thing to do this Halloween season, or at anytime. I would take the tour again!
Damian, Sep 2020 Verified
This was amazingly informative. I'm so glad I decided to take this tour. I learned so much about New York history.
CATHLEEN, Sep 2020 Verified
Extremely interesting tour with Tommy.... he is exceptionally knowledgeable about the history of the area and, in particular, the Old St Patrick’s Church, its priests, and residents. A truly moving tribute to those interred in the cemetery and in the catacombs.
Andrea A, Sep 2020 Verified
Tommy have a wonderful tour. A lot of unknown history. We loved it and would recommend this tour. Wear comfy shoes as a little bit is outdoors.
, Mar 2020 Verified
Interesting historical site in a great neighborhood to explore. Our host Kyle was a first rate tour guide: knowledgeable, energetic, and amusing. This is a definite for those who like an esoteric "off the beaten path" experience.
Jay F, Mar 2020 Verified
We loved our tour sooooo very much!!! Kyle was a great tour, inviting, kind, and of course informative. We enjoyed learning history of the neighborhood and seeing the beautiful church.

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