FAQ’s

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Crisis, the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral restrooms are CLOSED. There is no access to restroom facilities on the Church grounds for this tour.
The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor. The ramp is on the Mott street side. The new elevator to the Catacombs level beneath the Church is currently not in operation until the new Chapel is completed in early 2021. We have staff to assist those in wheelchairs to get down to lower level. The catacombs are wheelchair friendly.
The Catacombs by Candlelight Tour has a rich historical narrative. The tour guide will be taking you through the various sites of the Church including the two walled cemeteries, the nave of the Basilica and of course the Catacombs beneath it. To most children this may seem more like a history lesson because of the nature of the experience. We advise parents to use their own judgement when deciding if this would be interesting enough to keep children engaged.
The Catacombs by Candlelight tours will commence promptly at their respective times. If you know you might be late we appreciate a call to let us know when you think you will arrive. (212)300-7283 extension 0. You will still be required to checkin at 266 Mulberry Street first before being ushered over to a tour group.
If you cannot make your scheduled tour on time or if you get here much too late to join we reserve the right to allow you to use your ticket for a later time slot based solely on availability. Since we now have very restrictive inventory as a result of COVID-19 there may not be room on a later time slot for you.
NO! The catacombs are at the BASILICA OF ST. PATRICK'S OLD CATHEDRAL in Little Italy. Most people get the two churches confused because the Basilica used to be the Cathedral before the current one opened in 1879.