Head to the world’s largest cathedral and go on the 1-hour professionally-guided Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine: Highlights Tour to make the most of your visit to this historic church.
This engaging tour features a combination of storytelling, aesthetics, and geography to provide a comprehensive overview of the church’s history, architecture, and cultural significance.
As a famous example of Gothic Revival architecture, you’ll learn all about the church’s original design conception (which was intended to be Byzantine Revival-Romanesque Revival style) and its transformation and construction execution while seeing examples of architectural features that demonstrate Gothic Revival architecture.
On the tour, you’ll get to hear about some of the most important moments in the Cathedral’s past, the major events and cultural influences that shaped its architecture and artwork, and more. From its design conception in 1888 to the Great Bronze Doors to the seven Chapels of the Tongues to its opening just one week before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and more, you’ll leave this tour with a greater understanding of the church’s historic importance in New York City.
Learn about the daily services, events, concerts, activities, and programs that constantly welcome and inspire visitors from around the world.