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Small Group Tour of Catacombs by Candelight in New York

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
  • Small-group size for more personal tour experience
  • Learn from your guide about the church’s long history
Small Group Tour of Catacombs by Candelight in New York
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Catacombs Midafternoon
Check in by 2:45pm at Visitors Kiosk 90 Minute tour of the Catacombs by Candlelight
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Catacombs Afternoon
Check in by 12:45pm at Visitors Kiosk 90 Minute tour of the Catacombs by Candlelight
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Check in by 4:45pm at Visitors Kiosk 90 Minute tour of the Catacombs by Candlelight
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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 small group tour and enjoy a personal encounter with this New York landmark.

What to Expect

Meet your guide at the Tommy’s New York Kiosk at 32 Prince Street 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 just a small 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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Reviewed 1 week ago
An Enlightening and Entertaining Experience

The whole experience was time and money very well-spent. Our guide, Leo, was everything a stellar tour guide should be: charismatic, knowledgeable, and fun. The sightseeing was entertaining, but the stories behind the basilica and its catacombs were truly enlightening. The tour was well organized...More

1  Thank Myrta V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Unique Tour

I loves my experience doing the Catacomb tour of the Basilica of Old Saint Patrick’s Church! Not only did we get to go through the catacombs, but we got go into the choir loft and through the cemetery. Leo was a fantastic guide with lots...More

Thank Katie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Take A Walk With Tommy’s New York

Mike our tour guide for the Catacombs by Candlelight was so great. He really made it fun. Sense of humor. Very nice! Really made it fun and told the story of the Church with great facts.

Thank RemberingRm5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The best tour we took in NYC! Chock full of history!

My friend and I recently went on a tour with Leo into the catacombs beneath the Basilica of St. Peter's, and it turned out to be by far our top favorite tour we took while in NYC! You start off across the street, in a...More

Thank Air557
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Tour of the Catacombs

We were recently in New York and looking for something other than all the usual tourist attractions. The catacombs tour of Old St Patrick's definitely fit the bill. Mike was an excellent tour guide! He gave an informative history of the area combined with a...More

Thank 822Terry217
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Judy, your mom would have to dsecend two sets of stairs, the first about 5 steps into the building across the street (the former elementary school, where the intro to the tour is offered) and about 10 steps from the... More
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