Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine: Vertical Tour
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
4:00 pm
Heins & LaFarge, 1982-1911; Cram & Ferguson, 1911-1942; Construction ongoing

The Cathedral is an active house of worship, arts, cultural, an civic center as well as a feat of human engineering. Despite incomplete construction it is the largest cathedral in the word and feature Byzantine-Romanesque, and neo-gothic architecture. 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 sweeping view of Manhattan.

Saturday Tour Info: Vertical tours will last approximately 1 hr.
Access Notes: Participants must be 12 years old or older to take this tour; please wear comfortable walking shoes.


Reservations for this tour are now sold out. Interested in exploring the rooftops of Upper Manhattan? You may also enjoy the Solar Roofpod perched atop the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York, which requires no reservations! Click on the site’s name to check out its Open Access listing.


Image Credit: Jorge Elias via Flickr