College and Adult Tours

  • Highlights TourExplore 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 Cathedral’s services, events, and programs that welcome and inspire visitors from around the world. $12 per person, $10 per college student/senior (ages 62 and up).
  • Cathedral Arts TourSince 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 memorial by Meredith Bergman. $12 per person, $10 per college student/senior (ages 62 and up).
  • Stained Glass Tour Experience the radiant stained glass windows of the Cathedral including the magnificent Rose Window, the largest in the United States, and the memorial to a stained glass artist. Each window contains a unique style of glass drawn from the English, French, and German traditions. Explore the beautiful narrative and geometric windows created by contemporary firms while learning about the history, creation, and meaning of stained glass. $12 per person, $10 per college student/senior (ages 62 and up).
  • Architecture TourGaze 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. $12 per person, $10 per college student/senior (ages 62 and up).
  • Vertical TourOn 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. $18 per person, $16 per college student/senior (ages 62 and up).
  • Architecture WorkshopExperience the architectural process by employing the three architectural principles: stability, function, and beauty. With the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine as inspiration, use found and recycled materials to design and build a model of an original cathedral. $200 flat rate for up to 20 participants.
  • Medieval Arts WorkshopDiscover the arts of the Middle Ages and of cathedral building. Carve a block of limestone; create an illuminated letter; sculpt a clay gargoyle; weave on a loom; make a brass rubbing; and design a stained glass collage. $200 flat rate, 20-person maximum.
  • CustomizedThe Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is dedicated to providing programs suited to the needs and interests of each group. Customized themed tours may include: Gardens and Grounds, the Middle Ages, Textile Conservation Lab visits, and Organ Demonstrations. Prices vary.