Unlike many of the great cathedrals of Europe, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is an active church. There is never a fee for admission or required time slot for entry. As an active religious institution, there are no tour companies allowed inside St. Patrick’s or docent tours. The only tour offered by St. Patrick’s is “The Official Tour” as presented by Cardinal Dolan and Monsignor Ritchie.
The TourPatron app contains both a digital guest pass and the code of conduct for St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Please see Guest Pass tab for more info.
All tours inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral require both a digital device (smartphone or tablet) plus headphones.
We offer Samsung tablets for use to tour at no additional charge (limited supply).
Shared and re-usable headphones 🎧 ended with COVID19. We now offer disposable headphones at a small fee. We encourage all guests to use their own equipment.