The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025 - United States





Among the largest churches in the world, the Cathedral features Gothic- and Romanesque-style
architecture. The Cathedral is home to the American Poets Corner, an altarpiece by Keith Haring, stained glass with images of inventors and artists, as well as wandering peacocks in the gardens.

Free admission self-guided on Museum Day. Docent tours will be at an additional cost, please call 866-811-4111 to schedule.


Self-guided Individuals (FREE on Museum Day)
The Visitor Center provides information and self-guided tour brochures in a variety of languages. Click here to download the Welcome Brochure in English.

Highlights Tour (additional costs, not valid with Museum Day ticket)
Explore the many highlights of the Cathedral’s history, architecture, and artwork, from the Great Bronze Doors to the seven Chapels of the Tongues. Learn about the daily services, events, and programs that welcome and inspire visitors from around the world. This hour-long tour is offered on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person; $10 per student/senior. It is not necessary to make advance reservations for this tour.

Vertical Tour (additional costs, not valid with Museum Day)
On this adventurous, “behind-the-scenes” tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world’s largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan. This hour-long tour is offered on Saturdays at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.. Tickets are $20 per person; $18 per student/senior. To make reservations, please call 866-811-4111.

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