Photo: Helena Kubicka de Bragança

Knightwatch Medieval

Knightwatch Medieval is a series of imaginative overnight experiences designed for children ages 6–12 and their adult chaperones. This sleepover program offers a unique blend of education, fun and fantasy under the roof of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.

Guests will be transported back in time to the age of medieval storybook kings, jesters, princesses and knights. Within the walls of the candlelit Cathedral, participants engage in an interactive play and scavenger hunt, learn period dances and make clay gargoyles. A swordplay workshop (with safe foam swords) introduces young knights and warrior maidens to the fun of conquering foes. At the close of the evening, the whole group rolls out their sleeping bags on comfortable cots and falls asleep to the tales told by our resident storyteller under the protective arches of the Nave. Click here for an informational video.

Please note that one adult must attend for every 3 children participating.

2016–2017 Season Dates:
May 5, 2017
May 12, 2017 - Girl Scout Night

Knightwatch Medieval Cancellation and Refund Policy:
If you must cancel or reschedule your reservation, please call (212) 316-7518. There are no refunds, but we will try to accommodate you at the next available sleepover date. If there is a price change between your original event date and a rescheduled event, the new price will apply. An $8-per-order processing fee applies. In the unlikely event the Cathedral finds it necessary to cancel a sleepover, a full refund will be made.

Download or view a FAQ sheet here.
Download or view a sample schedule.
Download or view a list of what you should bring.
Download and print the participant permission and release form.
A release form must be filled out and submitted for every participant (adult and child) and presented at check-in.