Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Tour

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, is the largest Roman Catholic church in The Americas. Discover its rich history with a self-guided tour narrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan to celebrate the cathedral’s 160th anniversary.

The New York Pass FREE ENTRY to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Tour Normally $25.00 - Free with New York Pass

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, is the largest Roman Catholic church in The Americas. Discover its rich history with a self-guided tour narrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan to celebrate the cathedral’s 160th anniversary.

Explore Saint Patrick’s Cathedral - Entry included with the New York Pass®

- Pay nothing at the door - simply show your pass.

- View magnificent architecture, dating back to the late 19th century.

- Enjoy an exclusive self-guided tour narrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Pass Perk

Spend more time enjoying your visit by presenting your pass at the cathedral gift shop for expedited entry.



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Saint Patrick's Cathedral history

Saint Patrick's Cathedral highlights

Know before you go

Getting in

Make the most of your New York Pass

How to get there



Saint Patrick’s Cathedral history

Gain a deeper understanding of the architecture, history, and spirit of this magnificent cathedral with an audio tour narrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Monsignor Ritchie, and guests. Explore the cathedral at your own pace as you learn all about what makes it one of a kind.

Download the audio tour on iPhone iOS as well as Android systems. Tours are currently offered in English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese.

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Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Tour highlights

  • Enjoy expedited admission to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
  • Downloadable, self-guided Saint Patrick’s Cathedral tour included.
  • Discover the compelling history of this iconic church and learn about its influence on the surrounding community.

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Saint Patrick’s Cathedral facts

  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States. The church covers a whole city block, and it’s spires soar 330 feet above street level.
  • The cathedral took 21 years to build, opening to the public in the spring of 1879.
  • The cathedral is named after St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, in response to the influx of Irish immigrants that settled in the city.
  • The new gallery organ, which was replaced in 1930, has 7,855 pipes. 
  • The cathedral has 21 altars and 19 bells, each named after a different saint.
  • Each year, over five million visitors of differing faiths and nationalities visit the cathedral. 

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Know before you go

Please be aware that tours do not run during weekday mass or on Sundays. Visitors often choose to plan their tour around mass times so that they may enjoy both experiences. If interested, plan 45 minutes for the tour and an additional 30 minutes for mass. 

Mass Times:

Monday-Friday, 7AM, 7:30AM, 8AM, 12PM, 12:30PM, 1PM, and 5:30PM. 
Saturdays, 8AM, 12PM, and 5:30PM. 
Sunday, 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10:15AM, 12:00PM, 1PM, 4PM (Spanish mass), and 5:30PM.

Please check the official Saint Patrick’s Cathedral website for more information.

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Getting in 

Present your pass for express entry (gold pass) at the cathedral gift shop.

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Make the most of your New York Pass

- Download your tour narration from the Tourpatron app ahead of your visit and enjoy the insightful commentary as you explore the historic site.
- If you do not have a mobile device, a tour tablet will be provided free of charge.
- It is advised that you bring your own headphones, but headphones are available free of charge if you do not have them.
- There are plenty of restaurants nearby Saint Patrick’s cathedral where you can grab a bite to eat.

For more information, visit the Saint Patrick's Cathedral website.

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How to get there

Saint Patrick's Cathedral Gift Shop
15 E 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
United States

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Getting to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Tour

Getting to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Tour

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Opening Times

Mass Times
Monday-Friday: 7AM, 7:30AM, 8AM, 12PM, 12:30PM, 1PM, and 5:30PM.
Saturday: 8AM, 12PM, and 5:30PM.
Sunday: 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10:15AM, 12:00PM, 1PM, 4PM (Spanish mass), and 5:30PM.

Closings & Holidays
Every Sunday and during the following 2019 holidays and Catholic holy days:

August 15 (Assumption of Mary into Heaven)
October 14 (Columbus Day)
November 1 (All Saints' Day)
December 8 (The Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
December 12 (The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
December 24 (Christmas Eve)
December 25 (Christmas/The Nativity)

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