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New York City St. Patrick's Cathedral
New York City St. Patrick's Cathedral

New York City St. Patrick's Cathedral

Free admission
460 Madison Ave, New York, NY, 10022

The Basics

St. Patrick’s is a New York icon and rich in the city’s lore: F. Scott Fitzgerald wed Zelda Sayre at the cathedral, and Babe Ruth’s funeral was held here. Today, St. Patrick’s awes visitors with its white marble edifice, enormous bronze doors, and numerous altars. A recent restoration, which involved cleaning and repairing the cathedral’s interior and exterior, means St. Patrick’s looks more impressive than ever.

Thanks to its accessible location in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a popular stop on hop-on hop-off bus tours, private driving and walking tours, self-guided audio tours, bicycle tours, and more. During the festive season, the cathedral is additionally included in a number of Christmas-themed itineraries. St. Patrick’s also offers guided group tours that you can book in advance, plus open public tours held at 10am on select days.

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New York City at Night Bus Tour
New York City at Night Bus Tour
star-4.5
$59.00 per adult
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Ask for Martin and Juan
Our tour guide Martin was amazing and made our trip really super fun. Our driver Juan kept us comfortable and safe throughout our time with them. We would do it again & recommend to others!
Chris_M, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Great tour of the city
Ida_Y, Aug 2021
New York City at Night Bus Tour
Rachel was great and very informative. The driver was ver polite and professional as well. Bus was clean.
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Bus tour
Sabastian_O, Jan 2022
New York City at Night Bus Tour
I loved it. At first I thought we just drive around the bus with a tour guide explaining all the landmarks, but no we actually park, get off, and walk around at everyplace we stop it. I really loved this about the tour. We went to little island, a mall, Wall Street, a pier near the Brooklyn bridge, and grand central terminal. All in the span of 3 hrs. I really recommend this, I learned a lot. And it exposes you to some places you probably never heard about.
star-5
The driver was very nice...
Jody_M, Jan 2022
New York City at Night Bus Tour
The driver was very nice and did excellent job. Very informative about the city. The tour guide also was also nice and knowledgeable. They worked together and trip was great.
star-5
Great personal experience!
Matthew_C, Dec 2021
St Patrick's Cathedral Official Holiday Tour
We have visited the Cathedral many times but to hear Cardinal Dolan and others explaining the different aspects of the Cathedral was powerful especially as a Catholic. However, non Catholics would enjoy the history and explanations of the various Saints.
star-5
Amazing tour
Sarah_R, Dec 2021
Private New York City Christmas Walking Tour
Our tour was awesome. Our guide not only showed us all the amazing lights but added interesting history of the area. She also catered the trip to what we wanted to see and took very nice pictures of us by the tree to have. Would highly recomend, a great way to see New York City during Christmas time.
star-5
Awesome 🤩
RashmipriyaSomu, Dec 2021
New York City at Night Bus Tour
Great tour. Tour guide Rachel and driver Manny were great. Awesome tips and history during the tour. Very informative and helpful. Would definitely recommend to others.
star-5
Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide.
Joann_S, Dec 2021
New York City at Night Bus Tour
This was an extremely interesting tour of areas I have not seen in all my trips to New York. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We were very pleased and could not have had a better experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
star-5
Great experience
J_D, Jul 2021
New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission
Tour guide J was awesome, had a great time. He had built in bathroom breaks, if you were falling behind he would wait for you to catch up. Had plenty of ice cold water to drink. Had lots of information about the city. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Great value. Wonderful tour.
Dave_F, Jun 2021
Private New York City Midtown Landmarks Walking Tour
Andrew was awesome. Very informative and entertaining. Saw and learned many things we wouldn’t have even have known about without an energetic local guide.
star-5
was so nice and informative, thanks
MPOY_M, Jun 2021
St Patrick's Cathedral Official Audio Tour
was a great experience about all information about the church,sure I will recommend to other persons and family.
star-5
Awesome New York tour
Shareese_T, May 2021
New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option
The driver and tour guide was GREAT!! We have absolutely no complaints. We had a great experience, learned a lot and saw a lot. Couldn’t have asked for anything better.
star-5
The tour guide was very...
Michelle_S, Dec 2021
New York City at Night Bus Tour
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history of the city which we appreciated as first timers

Things to Know Before You Go

  • St. Patrick’s is a don’t-miss for fans of religious architecture, history buffs, and the faithful.

  • A self-guided audio tour of St. Patrick’s is available via smartphone app, as well as handheld devices provided by the cathedral.

  • The cathedral hosts Mass at different times throughout the day; during Mass, no talking or photography is permitted.

  • The cathedral is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

Located in bustling Midtown Manhattan, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is easy to access. The 1, 2, 4, 6, D, and E subway lines all stop within a few blocks of the landmark, while Grand Central Terminal, which includes access to Metro-North trains and additional subway lines, is roughly a 10-block walk away. You can also reach St. Patrick’s on foot or by taxi or bus.

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When to Get There

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is open daily from 6:30am to 8pm, with varying hours during the holidays. Visit on Sunday afternoons for the cathedral’s organ recital series, or attend period guest choir concerts; both are free and open to the public. Christmas and Easter are particularly festive times to visit St. Patrick’s, as it hosts a special schedule of Masses.

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Celebrating Christmas at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Midnight Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which is given by the Archbishop of New York, is one of New York’s most popular Christmas traditions. Tickets are available on a lottery basis; register in advance. If you are unable to attend, the cathedral also hosts a Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 5:30pm, and Christmas Day Mass at 8am and 12pm.

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