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Catacombs by Candlelight Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $35.00
Child (3-12) $20.00

Explore what lies beneath the streets of New York City on an exclusive, guided 1-Hour tour through the underground tunnels and passageways of the historic catacombs.

The Catacombs by Candlelight Tour is the only way to get access to the catacombs beneath the Old Cathedral – this guided tour will take you into the nave of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral – where you’ll explore the faithfully departed’s final resting place in the historic crypts.

For over 200 years the catacombs have served as the final resting place for noteworthy New Yorkers who’ve played important roles in Catholic, New York and American history.

Most of the vault inhabitants in the crypt are bankers, lawyers, captains of industry, merchants, politicians, and even a Civil War-era general. Among those buried are Bishops, the Delmonico family, General Thomas Eckert (a confidant of Abraham Lincoln), Honest John Kelly of Tammany Hall, John Connolly (the first resident Bishop of New York), and many more.

The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral is the only Catholic Cemetery in Manhattan and a historic landmark church and an active Parish.

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Getting In

Show your pass at the ticket kiosk located outside 32 Prince Street (between Mott & Mulberry Streets). During inclement weather, the ticket kiosk may move inside the building.


Daily tours at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
(Ticket kiosk is open daily, 10:00 am-4:00 pm).


All major U.S. holidays.


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 is active for burial, there may occasionally be a funeral, interment, or someone paying respects. The tour may be adjusted around such events.


32 Prince Street (between Mott & Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY

Public Transportation

N, R, or W trains to Prince Street stop. Head east on Prince Street;
6 train to Bleeker Street stop. Walk south on Mulberry Street for two blocks to Prince Street;
B, D, F, or M trains to Broadway / Lafayette Street stop. Walk south on Mulberry Street one block to Prince Street;
or Big Bus Stop #8 on the Red Downtown Loop; turn left and walk to kiosk.

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