Catacombs by Candlelight Tour

Delve beneath St. Patrick’s Basilica into New York's underground passages and explore the historic Catacombs lead by atmospheric candlelight.

The New York Pass FREE Catacombs by Candlelight tour of St. Patrick's Basilica Normally $35.00 - Free with New York Pass

Dive into the deep history of New York and discover what exists under the streets of the city on the  Catacombs by Candlelight Tour.

This 1-hour guided tour will take you into the nave of the Basillica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral where you will explore the faithfully departed's final resting place in the historic crypts. You'll get to view New York City's underground tunnels and passageways as you explore the historic Catacombs.

- There are 3 group departures for the Catacombs by Candlelight tour leaving at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily.

- You can get tickets for the Catacombs tour at the Ticket Kiosk located at 32 Prince Street which is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

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The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral serves as a resting ground for some of New York's most noteworthy Catholics. The grounds have been home to important Catholic New Yorkers for over 200 years and is Manhattan's only Catholic cemetery.

Did You Know

  • The baptism scene in the movie The Godfather was filmed inside of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral.

  • The interior of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral was destroyed by a fire in 1866 but after reconstruction was opened once again on St. Patrick's Day of 1868.

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Getting to Catacombs by Candlelight Tour

Getting to Catacombs by Candlelight Tour

  • Catacombs by Candlelight Tour 32 Prince Street New York, NY 10012 (Between Mott & Mulberry Streets)
  • Closest Subway Prince Street / Broadway/Lafayette Station / Bleeker Street
  • Closest Bus Stop See map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops Stop 9 or 8 on Downtown route

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Opening Times

Everyday: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

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