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New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, and see parts of the church that are otherwise off-limits to visitors, during this catacombs tour. Meet your guide at a convenient location in Lower Manhattan, and follow them into the church. As you explore, learn all about the landmark’s place in New York history and discover the final resting place of famous New Yorkers past.
  • A tour offers a more personal way to explore the landmark
  • Explore the catacombs and other areas that most visitors miss
  • Learn all about the history of the church from your guide
  • Choose from a number of convenient departure times

What's Included

  • Professional guides
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Guests requiring wheelchair should contact Tommy's New York in advance to allow us to make proper preparations for your tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Most of the time is indoors, some steps but quite manageable.
If you want something off the beaten path, take this tour.
I would recommend this tour for anyone interested in the history of the church and surrounding areas!


2,245 reviews
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Great Tour
Roberta_L, Jun 2023
Our tour guide Tommy was excellent! He made me want to learn more about things, even things I wouldn’t normally find exciting. He provided additional information not just about the church and the people buried there but about the experience of the people who went there in the past. I would recommend it to anyone!
an amazing experience to...
Zev_M, Jun 2023
an amazing experience to learn the history of NYC . The secrets hiding behind the walls were brought to life.
I was not expecting to...
cody_b, Jun 2023
I was not expecting to hear so much history. It was great! Awesome experience. Awesome super friendly guide. Highly recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Interesting if you've never been to a catacomb
Jennifer_F, Jun 2023
We walked through the graveyard area and got a history which I found interesting. Going into the catacombs themselves was interesting, but not a MUST DO. We don't catacombs in Paris (nothing like this experience) and Dublin (a little more like this experience) only these sites are still being sold and in use. Not a super rich history, but then again our country isn't as old as Europe. Interesting for the States!
Amazing tour. I had no...
Katherine_H, Jun 2023
Amazing tour. I had no idea there were such extensive catacombs in NYC! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. I highly recommend this tour!
Great historical tour of the catacombs at Old St. Pat’s!
Grady_W, Jun 2023
Our whole family had a terrific experience. Tom was a great host and tour guide, was very charismatic and fun, and he provided some great history of the church and the events surrounding the church leading up to modern day. The catacombs and their histories were also quite interesting as well. Highly recommend!!
Catacombs are Neat!
Kathryn_M, Jun 2023
Learning about the history of the Catholic Church was very cool! We especially enjoyed walking the catacombs and appreciating the atmosphere. A great experience overall!
Learn the Catholic growth of the new world
Caleb_O, Jun 2023
A miraculous view inside the cathedral and great architecture aswell. Acoustics in the catacombs were tested with the doxolgy. The Lady tour guide was quite knowledgeable of the history and gave a wonderful presentation.
Fascinating history
Martha_S, May 2023
Leslie was/is s great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and insightful, especially to the plight of immigrants in New York. We’re so glad we went!
Amazing tour
Cheryl_H, May 2023
Tommy (Guide) was fantastic! He told the stories in history. Our whole family (teenage kids included) were fascinated!
Interesting history
Alexandra_S, May 2023
Before you explore the catacombs, you explore the on site graveyard and learn the history of the church, the reconstruction after the fire, and so on. Interesting experience and cool to see!
Great historical tour
James_M, May 2023
Incredibly fascinating tour about the early Irish Catholic immigrants. Lots of great stories, and getting into the catacombs themselves is an awesome experience
Neat history
Diane_O, May 2023
I took my family of five (my parents, brother, and husband), and we really enjoyed it. The history was really cool to learn about. It was a sunny day, and it’s a walking tour, so wear sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable sneakers. There are restroom’s available, too. The catacombs were pretty cool.
You definitely should do the catacombs by candlelight tour!
Robert_P, May 2023
This was an excellent tour, and I learned a lot about the history of old Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Also, very interesting to see the catacombs. Ronny was a great tour guide.!
Great tour!
Cynthia_T, May 2023
Loved learning the history about the church and the neighborhood. Ronnie was an excellent guide. Tour is well organized and well presented
Not a bad tour. Maybe a shorter than expected.
Blake_S, May 2023
Tour had some solid history to it. A bit on the short side. I guess I was expecting a little more depth or gravitas.
Beautiful church
Carola_S, May 2023
":gggg%+et I I of g dialysis xv c cvbjfhhgjgvhhhhhfghghfhhghduuughhhklfdsytefckkfhkkffhloffhkhf. Great tour guide
Cool Tour Experience
Patrick_O, May 2023
Learning the history of the graveyard and catacombs at St. Patrick’s. It was a very fun and interesting experience.
Carolina_R, May 2023
Great tour, our tour guide had a lot of great information. We learned some really interesting facts about the church as well as the area the church is in.
Amazing experience
Melonie_F, May 2023
Great tour guide who was passionate about the facility and made the history enjoyable. The place was beautiful and full of character
Beautiful Church - Interesting History
Deborah_V, May 2023
The catacombs were so very interesting but the highlight for me personally was the inside of the church and the history of the church. Would definitely recommend this.
A Tour Worth Taking
Anonymous, May 2023
I highly recommend this tour. It was interesting to say the least. Our tour guide was outstanding. She was friendly and informative.
My husband and I thought...
PeggyA_Y, May 2023
My husband and I thought The Catacomb tour was chock-full of history. Our guide was very informative and very pleasant. We would highly rate this tour!
Great historical perspective
Faye_F, May 2023
Being able to visit the catacombs! Didn’t know they were there! Very interesting about the history of the Irish Italian immigrants!
This is the second time...
Elizabeth_B, May 2023
This is the second time I've done this tour and it's been phenomenal both times! Cannot recommend highly enough
Brilliant experience!
Nia_B, May 2023
We toured with Ronnie as our guide - he was fabulous! So knowledgable & entertaining. The tour was so interesting, I learnt loads! Not a religious person at all but highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in history!
Great tour!
Mike_O, Apr 2023
Tommy was a great tour guide and even gave us dinner recommendations which worked was a great dinner
I enjoyed hearing the...
Jessica_A, Apr 2023
I enjoyed hearing the history of the building and the area, the church is beautiful. Interesting and unique tour, exactly what I like when I travel.
Girls trip
Meghan_H, Apr 2023
It was raining when we went and we were not prepared. The guide gave us his umbrella and he was very informative, such a beautiful church with so much history. 10 ot of 10 would recommend.
A Wonderful New York Experience
Luis_L, Apr 2023
The amount of history is priceless. We learned about the Catholic church, 5 Points, and the catacombs.


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