Crypt Tour at St. John the Divine

Photos by Klaus-Peter Statz and Courtesy of St. John the Divine

Descend below the world’s largest Gothic cathedral to explore the crypt beneath St. John the Divine!

  • Dive into the architectural history and get a close look at the architectural foundations of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral
  • View a unique spiral staircase built by the Guastavino Company
  • Learn about the Cathedral’s earliest church services and the chapel that was built to house them
  • Explore the studios and art storage that operate out of the Cathedral’s crypt today

About the event:

Descend down a historic Guastavino Staircase into the crypt of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Explore the site of the Cathedral’s first church services, dive into the architectural styles that hold up the Cathedral overhead, and learn about how this rarely-seen space has been used throughout the Cathedral’s history.

Please note: This program requires the use of some steep stairs and walking on uneven flooring. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Must be 12 years of age or older.

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