St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour

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St Patricks Cathedral

What you'll do

Discover the largest Roman Catholic church in The Americas on a self-guided tour 

Explore St. Patrick’s Cathedral with the New York Pass®

  • Pay nothing at the door - simply show your pass.
  • View magnificent architecture, dating back to the late 19th Century.
  • Enjoy an exclusive self-guided tour narrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Pass perk

Spend more time enjoying your visit by presenting your pass at the cathedral gift shop for expedited entry.



Saint Patrick’s Cathedral history

Gain a deeper understanding of the architecture, history, and spirit of this magnificent cathedral with an audio tour narrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Monsignor Ritchie, and guests. Explore the cathedral at your own pace as you learn all about what makes it one of a kind.

Download the audio tour on iPhone iOS as well as Android systems. Tours are currently offered in English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral facts

  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States. The church covers a whole city block, and its spires soar 330 feet above street level.
  • The cathedral took 21 years to build, opening to the public in the spring of 1879.
  • The cathedral is named after St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, in response to the influx of Irish immigrants that settled in the city.
  • The new gallery organ, which was replaced in 1930, has 7,855 pipes. 
  • The cathedral has 21 altars and 19 bells, each named after a different saint.
  • Each year, over five million visitors of differing faiths and nationalities visit the cathedral. 


Know before you go

Getting in: present your pass for express entry admission (gold pass) at the Saint Patrick's Cathedral gift shop.

  • Download your tour narration from the Tourpatron app ahead of your visit and enjoy the insightful commentary as you explore the historic site.
  • If you do not have a mobile device, a tour tablet will be provided free of charge.
  • It is advised that you bring your own headphones, but headphones are available free of charge if you do not have them.


For more information, visit the Saint Patrick's Cathedral Tour website.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral New York tour help

Simply ask our help team if you have any questions. 


Q. Can I take photographs inside St. Patrick's Cathedral?
A. Absolutely! Feel free to capture the beautiful architecture and stunning interior of the cathedral, but remember to turn off your flash and be respectful of others.

Q. Are there any restrictions on what I can wear during the tour?
A. While there is no strict dress code, it is recommended to dress modestly and respectfully when visiting the cathedral, as it is a place of worship.

Q. Can I attend a religious service at St. Patrick's Cathedral?
A. Yes, St. Patrick's Cathedral holds regular religious services, and you are welcome to attend them. Please check the schedule beforehand for specific timings.

Q. Is there parking available near St. Patrick's Cathedral?
A. While there is no dedicated parking lot, there are several paid parking options nearby, including parking garages and street parking. Public transportation is also a convenient way to reach the cathedral.

Q. Are guided tours available at St. Patrick's Cathedral?
A. Yes, guided tours are offered at St. Patrick's Cathedral, providing a deeper insight into its history, architecture, and significance. Check the cathedral's website or inquire on-site for tour schedules.

Q. Can I bring my bag or backpack inside St. Patrick's Cathedral?
A. Yes, you can bring your bag or backpack inside, but please note that large bags may be subject to inspection for security purposes.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 9AM - 5PM

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