New York City: Catacombs by Candlelight

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Uncover the mysterious tales concealed beneath the historic Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in the heart of Little Italy. Embark on an exclusive journey that grants you access to restricted areas of the church grounds, hidden from prying eyes.

For centuries, the crypts beneath the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral have cradled the remains of devoted Catholics, providing a sacred sanctuary for the deceased. This revered site has born witness to the trials and triumphs of influential New York Catholics, whose stories echo through the ages. Embark on a unique journey through restricted areas, including two gated cemeteries, and discover the only operational Catholic Catacombs in New York City. Delve into the hidden chambers where notable figures of New York's Catholic community rest, including members of the esteemed Delmonico Family and Bishop John Connolly, the first resident Bishop of New York. This intricate network of underground vaults is the final resting place of luminaries from various walks of life, such as financiers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and even General Thomas Eckert, a veteran of the Civil War era.