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Catacombs by Candelight

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ticket kiosk/meeting site: courtyard of 32 Prince St., Manhattan 10012
mail: 25 Broadway, 9th
New York, NY 10004
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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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Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small-group tour

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.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.

Terms & Conditions

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

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

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Schedule & Info

Departure Point
Archbishop John Hughes Center
Tommy's New York Visitor's Kiosk

Departure Time

Duration
90 minutes

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