Saturday, December 15
Within the Walls: Exploring Hidden Spaces
10 AM - 11:30 AM
This extended vertical tour features “behind-the-scenes” climbs in both the eastern and western ends of St. John the Divine. In the east, descend into the unfinished crypt and then ascend Rafael Guastavino’s beautiful spiral staircase to incredible views high above the altar. The western climb presents an amazing view down the entire length of the world’s largest cathedral. Led by Senior Cathedral Guide John Simko. Tickets are $25 per person, $20 per student/senior. Must be 12 years of age or older. Flashlight and bottle of water recommended. Participants are responsible for carrying all belongings throughout the tour. Photography is welcome, though tripod use during the tour is prohibited. If you have concerns regarding claustrophobia, vertigo, or a medical condition, please call (212) 932-7347 before purchasing tickets.