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NYC: St. Patrick's Cathedral Official Self-Guided Audio Tour

NYC: St. Patrick's Cathedral Official Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City at your own pace. Discover the building's impressive architecture and captivating history on a self-guided audio tour.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Valid 1.5 hours
from first activation
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Audio guide included
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore St Patrick's Cathedral at your own pace
  • Discover the stories behind the stained glass and towering Western Facade
  • Listen to captivating narration by Cardinal Timothy Dolan and special guests
Full description
Explore St Patrick's Cathedral, the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic cathedral in the United States. Taking up an entire city block, the cathedral first opened in 1879 and is considered one of New York City’s finest buildings.  Present your pass at the Cathedral gift shop to gain expedited entry and your multi-lingual audio guide. You can also download the tour onto your own personal device and use your own personal headphones. Once you are inside the cathedral, the experience is self-guided. You can listen to the audio tour and explore the Cathedral at your own pace. The audio tour is narrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan and is approximately 1 hour long. It is recommended to allow up to 1.5 hours as you may wish to pause the audio tour at times to enjoy features like the Lady Chapel, the towering twin spires, and the 9000 lbs bronze doors which can be opened by a single person. You can also explore the main altar, the stained glass windows and the Pieta sculpture which is 3 times the size of Michelangelo's. The Cathedral has 21 altars and 19 bells, each named after a different saint. Babe Ruth, Andy Warhol and Robert F. Kennedy all had memorial masses here.
  • Entry into St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Self-guided audio tour in English, Spanish, French, Italian, or Portuguese (to keep as a digital souvenir)
  • Kids' audio tour in English (to keep as a digital souvenir)
  • Disposable earbuds
  • Keepsake lanyard
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Live guide inside the Cathedral
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Check with staff at the gift shop located on 51st St. between 5th Ave. and Madison Ave., on the north side of the Street, opposite the Cathedral.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors to St Patrick's Cathedral must pass through airport-style security
  • Last entry to the cathedral is 1 hour before closing
  • St Patrick's Cathedral audio tour is available in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French. Kid-friendly self-guided audio tour is in English only
  • It is recommended that you bring your own headphones, although disposable headphones can be provided
  • Sanitized audio devices are available for use at the cathedral, but you can also download the audio tour onto your own personal device from the App Store or Google Play
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