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New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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$35

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 Henry Erban Organ, the 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.
- 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 travelers can participate
- PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL ON FIFTH AVENUE! THIS IS A DIFFERENT ST. PATRICK'S IN MANHATTAN
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

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

New York Catacombs by Candlelight Group Tour

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

266 Mulberry 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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Jay F

We loved our tour sooooo very much!!! Kyle was a great tour guide....fun, inviting, kind, and of course informative. We enjoyed learning history of the neighborhood and seeing the beautiful church.

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Charles H

Great tour and history of the church and the area. Highly recommend this tour. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and seeing the organ in the church was an added bonus.

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AMANDA P

This was so much more than we thought. Kyle was amazing, funny, thorough, knowledgeable and you could tell he very much cared about the church, it’s histories and those entombed there. Amazing history and such a beautiful place. We also got to see the pipe organ which is awe inspiring. The catacombs themselves are not expansive, but there are some very cool characters down there that helped shaped NY and the world. Would highly recommend this tour!

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alexwolf9

Very interesting and informative tour. I learned interesting facts. The tour guide Kyle was very knowledgable and entertaining. 90 minutes went very quickly

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Judith S

Interesting info regarding church, as well as early inhabitants of area. Guide was well- informed and made visit worthwhile.

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Benn M

Great tour!
Mike was an exceptional guide, full of in-depth information and terrific delivery.
Highly recommended this unique tour!

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Debbie C

Great fun! Not only learned about the history of St. Peter’s but also about NY during the 1800’s and the effects immigration had on the city. Have visited NY often and was looking for something off the beaten path. Our tour guide Dan was upbeat and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great time!

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Hernan V

We’ve been living in this area for 20 years and had never done this tour. It was amazing! We didn’t know so much rich history could be condensed in such a small place.
Our tour guide, Rony, was the best: extremely knowledgeable and fun!
Even our 17 y/o loved it.
Don’t miss it!

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Kelly E

I suppose a lot of people don't know about the catacombs beneath St. Peter, so it was a surprise. While not as exhaustive as catacombs in Europe, this was still enjoyable. We also enjoyed the tour of the church and the old organ, which was very cool. I think the tour did a great job showing the history and interesting things, while being respectful, along with the church and its history. All in all it was worth it and quite an enjoyable evening.

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John S

Excellent Tour of old St Patricks. So much interesting history in NYC. Tour guide was extremely knowledgable and gave a lot history not of only the catacombs and church but history of the surrounding area and the turmoil that existed during the early 1800s.


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New York Catacombs by Candlelight
Overview:

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 Henry Erban Organ, the 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.

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$35

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