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New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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
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Restrooms not accessable at this time due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL ON FIFTH AVENUE! THIS IS A DIFFERENT ST. PATRICK'S IN MANHATTAN
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests requiring wheelchair should contact Tommy's New York in advance to allow us to make proper preparations for your tour
  • PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED BY NYC MANDATE AS OF 9/1/21 NO EXCEPTIONS
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tommys New York

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York Catacombs by Candlelight?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New York Catacombs by Candlelight.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York Catacombs by Candlelight?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by New York Catacombs by Candlelight.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York Catacombs by Candlelight?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New York Catacombs by Candlelight.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Catacombs by Candlelight?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by New York Catacombs by Candlelight.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New York Catacombs by Candlelight?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New York Catacombs by Candlelight.

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Traveler Tips


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

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star-5
Excellent tour
Nicole_D
, Sep 2021
Tommy was an excellent guide. He was very informative as well. The tour was well paced and the church and history is beautiful.
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star-4
History
Jon_C
, Sep 2021
Interesting history of the church itself and of early New York. The catacombs themselves were a bit anticlimactic for me, but still glad I took the tour.
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star-5
Catacombs of Old St Patricks
Patty_F
, Sep 2021
We learned so much about 19th century NYC. It was a very memorable experience inside the church and seeing the catacombs.
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Wonderful!
Ione
, Sep 2021
The tour guide, Ronny was a good speaker and very knowledgeable. I am catholic and did not know all of that. I lit a candle for my husband who just recently passed. I left with a good feeling
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star-5
See the catacombs
Rebecca_B
, Sep 2021
Leo was our tour guide and made the experience the best! Very informative and amazing! Our group of 4 loved this NYC experience!
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Terrific tour
Alton
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour. Dan was a terrific tour guide. We enjoyed it immensely. The catacombs are a very special place.
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star-5
Educational and fun!!!
John_M
, Sep 2021
We had a great experience and our guide was funny interesting and very informative!!! He made the experience even better than we expected.
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Absolutely Great
Liza_Y
, Sep 2021
One of the best things I have done in NYC. Ronnie our tour guide was charming, informative and so kind and patient to my child’s questions. He took the time to show things that we didn’t notice when walking the catacombs and narrated the history of NY and the church beautifully. It’s indeed a great experience for the family - interesting, educational and beautiful. Thank you Ronnie
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Must Visit!
Rosa_A
, Sep 2021
The story behind all this is incredible! PLUS the tour guide Leo knows it so well that makes you imagine all of it! Great experience and recommended to evryone!
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star-3
You pay for the historical facts, catacombs disappointing
Alexandre_S
, Sep 2021
Leo was a great tour guide, giving lots of interesting, historical info which was great. However, based on the picture of the ad, with an ancient door opening to this candle-lit cave, I thought we would be taken to this very underground, creepy and old-looking catacomb which is not the case. Not at all! You roam around 5 aisles with normal-looking vaults in a darker room and that’s it. You pay to listen for the historical facts but the catacombs themselves were kind of disappointing.
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