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New York Catacombs by Candlelight provided by Tommy's New York

New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20/12/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/12/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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 tour and enjoy a personal encounter with this New York landmark.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    266 Mulberry St
    266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Check In Address: 266 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012 (corner of Mulberry St. and Jersey St.)jbetween Houston and Prince streets Directions: By Subway B/D/F/M/6 trains to Broadway-Lafayette St/Bleecker St; R/W train to Prince St
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    St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    New York Catacombs by Candlelight Group Tour
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  • You'll end at
    266 Mulberry St
    266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Check In Address: 266 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012 (corner of Mulberry St. and Jersey St.)jbetween Houston and Prince streets Directions: By Subway B/D/F/M/6 trains to Broadway-Lafayette St/Bleecker St; R/W train to Prince St
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Highlights
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
  • More personal tour experience
  • Learn from your guide about the church’s long history
  • Visit the catacombs and other areas normally off-limits to visitors
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a central meeting point 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 a 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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Important Information
Departure Point
266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guides
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Restrooms not accessable at this time due to COVID-19 Restrictions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • PLEASE CHECK IN AT 266 MULBERRY STREET (CORNER OF MULBERRY ST. AND JERSEY ST.), WHERE THE TOUR BEGINS. CHECK IN 15 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR PLEASE.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL ON FIFTH AVENUE! THIS IS A DIFFERENT ST. PATRICK'S IN MANHATTAN
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jessica S wrote a review 20 Jan
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Our tour guide Dan was knowledgeable, entertaining, and answered all our questions. Also very accommodating to our diverse group. Highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of the Catholic Church in NYC or NYC history in general.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Andrey U wrote a review 20 Jan
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Dan was a very knowledgeable guide. I just don't think his liberal views support the Catholic biblical views, that is why I gave him 4 out of 5. The tour was a very informative historical view of Catholicism in NY including the underground vaults.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Sara F wrote a review 20 Jan
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I have been living in NYC for five years and I did not know about the Catacombs. Our guide, Dan, was amazing and taught us many things about history and curiosities about the Basilica. I strongly recommend the tour and Dan!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Melissa wrote a review 13 Jan
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It was a great experience . We were a group of 4 . And our tour guide Dan was great . He gave us a history lesson and he was funny also . I have lived in New York my whole life and I never knew any of the info that Dan told us . Thank you Dan !! We had such a fun time . Will do
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Emily R wrote a review 12 Jan
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Been living close to the city our whole life and never knew this existed. Tour guide was great! Super funny and informative.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kikirun81
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Great tour!
if you are in NYC this is a must! The tour of the St. Patricks Cathedral catacombs was amazing! We had an in cred
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allibecker369
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Catacombs
Leo was a fantastic tour guide of Old St Patrick’s Cathedral. We had a great time and learned a lot! He provided th
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Tiktok78
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Great tour.
Great tour. Funny and knowledgeable guide. It didn’t disappoint. Nice and spaced out during Covid-19.
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352laurettap
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EXCELLENT
I went on this tour and it exceeded my expectations! It was really cool, informative and beautiful to see the churc
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VistaCayResortbyORR
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Super Interesting and Dan was Awesome!
We loved every minute of this tour even though we're Floridians and it was freezing! Dan made the experience super
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WBloom
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An Unexpected Delight!
We heard about the catacombs of St. Pat's Cathedral recently and couldn't understand where they were located within
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CharlotteM179
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Chilly afternoon activity
Great tour. Really interesting history and sociology of the area. Ronnie did a great job. Toured cemetery, pipe
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Randy D
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Interesting bit of history
Mike was a great guide! Highly recommend the tour. Lots of history on the early church in NYC, 19th century gangs
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karenhJ9232CS
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Amazing and highly recommend!
Three of us went last Sunday and had Leo as our tour leader. The tour was fascinating and Leo was entertaining, sup
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kaitlinn98
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Catacombs by Candlelight Tour
Had a fantastic time doing this tour. Great hearing about the history of the catacombs, as well as the Cathedral a
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Jonas4321
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Catacombs Were Great, Tour Guide Needs Improvement
Four of us took the 3pm Black Friday 2019 Catacombs Tour. The catacombs, cemetery and cathedral were outstanding, i
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Penacolada103
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Little Italy Tour
We loved this tour! It was very informational and super interesting. Just the right amount of time and the perfect
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F9895KMshirleyl
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Different and Educational!!!
Kyle was our tour guide and he was great!!!!!! He was super knowledgable on the history of the basilica and NYC. Ou
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Reina375
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Great Tour!
The tour was very enjoyable. Brandon is a great tour guide. He has vast knowledge which he imparts in a most enga
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BWardley
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Great tour
Very interesting and well presented tour. Our tour guide Leo was great; he was knowledgeable and was excited to te
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