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New York Catacombs by Candelight Small-Group Tour

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Enjoy this fascinating 90 minute small-group tour that introduces you to all the secrets of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Enter off limits areas like the Henry Erban Organ, the cemeteries and an exclusive experience in the CATACOMBS beneath the Old Cathedral and to add dimension, you will experience it all by candlelight. 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.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE TNY KIOSK IN THE COURTYARD OF 32 PRINCE STREET BETWEEN MOTT & MULBERRY STREET, WHERE THE TOUR BEGINS. CHECK IN 10 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR PLEASE.
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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Stop At: Tommy's New York, 25 Broadway 9th Floor, New York City, NY 10004-1010

This is a 1.5-hour tour that begins in the Undercroft of the Basilica and then winds its way through the several passageways of this 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 faithful departed. The Delmonico Family, General Thomas Eckert a confidant of Abraham Lincoln, Honest John Kelly of Tammany Hall and the first resident Bishop of New York Bishop John Connolly are only a few of the many resting peacefully in crypts beneath the nave of this historic landmark church.

Included in this tour is access into the off-limits areas of the Church. You will tour the 2 walled cemeteries adjacent to the Basilica, walk up into the choir loft within the Nave of the Church and down below the Old Cathedral and wander through the corridors of the Catacombs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10012-3375

New York Catacombs by Candelight Small-Group Tour

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: SoHo, South of Houston Street, New York City, NY 10022

New York Catacombs by Candelight Small-Group Tour

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

32 Prince St, New York, NY 10012, USA

Departure time:

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Sandra D

Kyle was our tour guide and did an awesome job. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining! Enjoyed the tour and seeing the catacombs.

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lucy.field01

This was such an interesting tour to find out the history of the church and those buried in the catacombs. Some of the tour involves exploring different aspects of the cemetery and church, before moving onto the catacombs. Our tour guide Britney was wonderful! She was informative and respectful while also providing humour.
If you get the chance, I would definitely recommend this tour, regardless of whether or not you're Catholic, it is very interesting to know about the history of the area.

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Pat S

We thoroughly enjoyed the Catacombs tour. The history of Old St. Patrick's Basilica is fascinating and Kyle, our tour guide, made it even better. Our 90 minutes went very quickly and we learned alot.

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Nelson Alex G

Had a great time with our tour guide. I unfortunately forgot his name , but we went Friday the 12th 11am. Our fuide was extremely knowledgeable and respectful of the location. One funny note was how much he knows about Catholic history in NY being Jewish. Thank you we had a great time.

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jan y

Really interesting. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the tour which made it extra special for us.

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Sarah M

Our tour guide was wonderful! He knew the history of the church and the area, was fun and certainly made this tour exciting. We plan to do other tours through your company!

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mrskimhelsing

Our tour guide Brian was very knowledgeable and very friendly. He shared so many fun facts. We really enjoyed our tour.

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Kelly R

Dan was excellent, very knowledgeable. He did a great job explaining all the history of the church and the Catacombs were amazing!

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Celeste F

Tommy's did a great job with our group of 18 ladies. Ronnie was a great tour guide - very informative and professional!

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Hannah P

In a word dissapointed. Tour guide Brien was condescending and not knowledgeable. Kept asking members of tour if they had millions to purchase a crypt, stale jokes, relied on facts from his phone. Shushed my mother when we had free time in church while she was discussing a saint with another member of group. Told people they were not allowed to sit down in the church, older people and those with canes ignored him. Was hoping for a true catacomb and interesting historical tidbits, got a messy church basement filled with storage and a mausoleum. Had to sit thru a cheesy commercial for their tour group, not an educational film. The other guide seemed good, wish ee were in his group! Save your money and go on Madame Morbids Trolley Tour, a true gem, and worth every penny.


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New York Catacombs by Candelight Small-Group Tour
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Enjoy this fascinating 90 minute small-group tour that introduces you to all the secrets of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Enter off limits areas like the Henry Erban Organ, the cemeteries and an exclusive experience in the CATACOMBS beneath the Old Cathedral and to add dimension, you will experience it all by candlelight. 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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$35

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