New York City: Catacombs by Candlelight
For over 200 years, the catacombs of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, located in Little Italy, have served as the final resting place for the faithful departed. This unique and historic place has been a silent witness to the many struggles and accomplishments of prominent New York Catholics. With your guide, you’ll gain exclusive access to off-limits areas, including two walled cemeteries. Experience the only active catacombs in New York augmented with multimedia.
See where bishops rest alongside noteworthy New Yorkers who have played defining roles in Catholic, New York, and American History. This labyrinth of vaults belongs largely to bankers, lawyers, captains of industry, merchants, political candidates, and even to a Civil War-era general. The Delmonico Family, General Thomas Eckert, and the first resident Bishop of New York are only a few of the many resting peacefully in the crypts beneath the nave of this historic landmark church.