Group Tours for Adults
and College Students
The following one-hour tours utilize a combination of storytelling, history, aesthetics, materials and processes, cross-cultural references, and geography. These programs are appropriate for adult, college, and senior groups.
All programs require a reservation and a minimum of 10 participants. For information and reservations contact the Department of Public Education & Visitor Services at (212) 932-7347 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Group Visits Brochure here: Group Visits 2012-2013
Discover soaring stonework and brilliant stained glass windows in the Cathedral’s bustling nave and serene chapels. Learn about the history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present, and hear about the many social, cultural, and educational programs of the Cathedral.
Since its inception, the Cathedral has played a historic role in supporting the arts. Explore the Cathedral's magnificent collection, which includes glorious stained glass windows, paintings, stonework, and 17th-century tapestries, as well as a triptych by Keith Haring and a Peace Fountain by Greg Wyatt. Special emphasis is also placed on rotating exhibits and programs.
Experience the radiant stained glass windows of the Cathedral including the magnificent Rose Window, the largest in the United States. Learn about the history, creation, and meaning of stained glass, and discover the fascinating historical and contemporary themes unique to the Cathedral's stunning windows.
Gaze upwards at ribs and vaults, columns and cornices, buttresses and beasts, prophets and pinnacles in this study of how successive styles of architectural history are reflected in the stages of Cathedral construction.
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 wonderful view of Manhattan.
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is dedicated to providing programs suited to the needs and interests of each group. Themed tours may include: Gardens and Grounds, the Middle Ages, Textile Conservation Lab visits, and Organ Demonstrations. To customize a tour with a particular focus, please contact the Department of Public Education & Visitor Services at (212) 932-7347.
Mondays–Saturdays at 10 and 11 am, 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm, by availability.
Complimentary admission for group leader and bus driver.
$60 deposit is required in advance.
For cancellations and delays, groups must give 48 hours notice, or a cancellation fee will apply.
Price of Admission
All Tours (not including Verticals and Customized)
$10 per person, $8 per college student/ senior (ages 62 and up).
$16 per person, $14 per college student/ senior (ages 62 and up).
Costs will vary.