Catacombs by Candlelight Tour

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Catacombs by Candlelight Tour New York Tour
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    This attraction requires advanced booking.

What you'll do

Go underground and experience the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour.

Experience the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour with Go City®

  • Pay nothing upon arrival – simply scan your digital pass
  • Enjoy a 90-minute guided tour
  • Take a journey underneath the famous St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

Experience an atmospheric journey through history, and see what lies beneath the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. This 90-minute guided tour will take you through the underground tunnels and passageways of historic catacombs, with plenty of spine-tingling stories as you go.

You’ll visit the final resting place of noteworthy New Yorkers who’ve played important roles in Catholic, New York and American history. Among those buried are Bishops, the Delmonico family, General Thomas Eckert who was a confidant of Abraham Lincoln, Honest John Kelly of Tammany Hall, and John Connolly, the first resident Bishop of New York.

Catacombs facts

  • The catacombs were used in the baptism scene in The Godfather and director Sofia Coppola played the baby.
  • Some of the vaults hold 8 to 12 corpses.


Enjoy the Hidden World of New York Catacombs by Candlelight

Set foot on a mesmerizing journey through the mysterious, dimly lit passages of the New York Catacombs by Candlelight tour, and uncover the city's hidden secrets. This adventure takes you deep beneath the bustling streets of New York to explore the network of subterranean chambers, where history comes alive in every corner. As you traverse the narrow passageways, the flickering light of candles illuminates the dark recesses, revealing the captivating stories of those who once called these catacombs their final resting place.

Experience the Enchantment of a Candlelit Catacombs Tour

Feel the spine-tingling sensation of walking through the hallowed halls of the New York Catacombs, as the soft glow of candles casts shadows on the ancient walls. Your expert guide will impress you with fascinating tales of the individuals within these sacred vaults, offering a rare glimpse into the lives and legacies of those who shaped the city's history. With each step, you'll be immersed in a world of eerie silence and poignant memories, where time seems to stand still.

As you conclude your tour, you'll be left with a profound appreciation for the rich tapestry of stories woven into the very fabric of New York's catacombs. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience the enigmatic allure of New York's hidden underbelly. Book your spot on the captivating Catacombs by Candlelight tour tickets today, and delve into the enthralling world that lies beneath the city's well-trodden streets.

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Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting In: Show your pass at the ticket kiosk located outside 266 Mulberry Street (between Houston and Prince Street). During inclement weather, the ticket kiosk may move inside the building.

Please Note: The tour of the Catacombs takes place in the undercroft of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, which is an active parish. Since the catacombs are active for burial, there may occasionally be a funeral, internment, or someone paying respects. The tour may be adjusted around such events.


For more information visit the Catacombs by Candlelight Tours website.

Catacombs by Candlelight Tour tickets help

Simply ask our help team if you have any questions.


Q. What is the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour in New York?
A. The Catacombs by Candlelight Tour is a guided exploration of the historic underground catacombs in the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City.

Q. How long does the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour typically last?
A. The tour typically lasts approximately 90 minutes, including the time spent in the catacombs and the surrounding areas.

Q. Are there any age restrictions for the tour?
A. The Catacombs by Candlelight Tour is suitable for all ages, but it is recommended for children ages 10 and above due to the dark and somewhat eerie atmosphere.

Q. Is the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour wheelchair accessible?
A. Unfortunately, the catacombs are not wheelchair accessible due to the historic nature of the site and the presence of stairs.

Q. Can I take photographs during the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour?
A. Yes, photography is allowed during the tour, but please be respectful of the sacred and historic nature of the site and use discretion when taking pictures.

Q. Are there restrooms available during the tour?
A. There are no restrooms available within the catacombs, but facilities can be found near the entrance of the Basilica before the tour begins.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Friday - Monday
Tours are offered throughout the day. The schedule varies. Check the Tommy's New York website for the most up-to-date tour times and to make your reservation.

Closings & holidays

All major U.S. holidays

Catacombs by Candlelight Tour

(212) 300-7683

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Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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