Welcome to the Cathedral!
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the world's largest Gothic Cathedral, combining soaring architecture with intimate spaces that inspire awe and reflection.
Hours and Admission
|For Sightseeing||For Worship|
|Monday||9 am–5 pm||7:30 am–6 pm|
|Tuesday||9 am–5 pm||7:30 am–6 pm|
|Wednesday||9 am–5 pm||7:30 am–6 pm|
|Thursday||9 am–5 pm||7:30 am–6 pm|
|Friday||9 am–5 pm||7:30 am–6 pm|
|Saturday||9 am–5 pm||7:30 am–6 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm–2:30 pm||7:30 am–6 pm|
The Cathedral is open for sightseeing in addition to prayer, meditation, and reflection. As part of our safe reopening, timed tickets are strongly encouraged.
Monday – Friday
9:30 am – 3 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:30 am – 5 pm
Admission of $5 is offered to everyone visiting the Cathedral for sightseeing purposes. Our standard $10 has been waived during this period of limited access due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated.
All those who are seeking a place for prayer or meditation will be welcomed without charge.
Please note the following regarding access related to COVID-19:
- The Columbarium is open to those visiting loved ones.
- Guided tours are not available except for private parties with prior arrangements.
- The Chapels of the Tongues are closed.
- The Cathedral grounds are closed Monday – Friday to facilitate outdoor classrooms.
- Restrooms are not available to visitors.
Health screenings will be administered upon entrance, and masks and physical distancing will be mandatory. Visitors’ cell phone numbers and email addresses will be collected for contact tracing and communication purposes.
The Cathedral community—comprising clergy, staff, volunteers, residents, congregants, visitors, and more—is committed to minimizing the risk of COVID-19 as we begin to regather together and affirm our Cathedral Health Compact.
We invite you to browse our virtual offerings to deepen your understanding of the art and architecture of this great space.
Private Group Tours
Schedule a private, socially-distanced tour of the Cathedral with an expert Educator! These premium experiences are customized for the interests of the group and offer an in-depth study of the Cathedral, including its history, art, and architecture. All guides and guests adhere to the most up-to-date COVID-19 safeguards and group size is limited, with all participants from the same household or party. To learn more, please email our Education Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Self-guided Individuals||Self-guided Groups|
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
By subway: Take the 1, B, or C Train to the 110th Street / Cathedral Parkway station.
By bus: take the M4 or M104 to Broadway at 112th Street or the M11 to Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street.
From the North and East sides: FDR Drive to 96th Street; west on 97th Street; north on Amsterdam Avenue to 112th Street.
From the North and West sides: Henry Hudson Parkway to 125th Street exit; east on 125th Street; south on Amsterdam Avenue to 112th Street.
From the South or West sides: New Jersey Turnpike north or I-80 east to the George Washington Bridge; Henry Hudson Parkway South to 125th Street exit; east on 125th Street; south on Amsterdam Avenue to 112th Street.
There is no public parking on the grounds of the Cathedral. Individual cars may park at one of the garages listed below or find street parking.
Scheduled groups may park their buses or vans outside the Cathedral on Amsterdam Avenue while they are visiting the Cathedral. Bus engines must be turned off.
Champion Parking, 400 West 113th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. Can accommodate cars, mini-vans, and oversized vehicles. (212) 663-0113
Garage Corp., 512 West 112th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Cars and mini-vans only. (212) 865-1754
Parking Garage Corp., 234 West 108th Street between
Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Cars and mini-vans only. (212) 222-8800
The Cathedral is wheelchair accessible via a ramp just north of the main entrance, off of Amsterdam Avenue below 113th Street.
Wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Center on a first come, first served basis. Lifts inside provide access to eastern areas of the Cathedral.
Large print brochures and touch boards are available at the Visitor Center.
The Department of Public Education and Visitor Services offers a range of guided visits for individuals and groups with special needs. For more information call the Public Education Office at (212) 932-7347.
An Assistive Listening System is available for certain Cathedral events. For more information call the Public Education and Visitors Services Office at (212) 316-7347.
The Shop at the Cathedral
The Shop is open 9 am – 5 pm daily and is located near the Visitor Center. The Shop specializes in unique items from local artisans, small producers, and fair trade certified sellers. Every purchase supports economic, social, and environmental causes in our community and across the globe. Each of our products is chosen with care and with the highest regard to fair labor practices and sustainability.
Luggage and Coat Check
The Cathedral does not have a coat-check facility. Luggage and large bags are strongly discouraged and are subject to search by Cathedral Security. Food and drink are not allowed in the Cathedral.
The Cathedral reserves the right to decide what luggage and bags are permitted. Questions about the Cathedral's luggage and backpack policy can be referred to the Security Office at (212) 316-7556.
Lost and Found
If you have left something behind at the Cathedral, call the Security Office at (212) 316-7556.
Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only. Photography and video are not permitted during services. Tripods are allowed only with permission from Cathedral Security. Wedding photography is not permitted except for couples being wed in the Cathedral.
Groups who wish to sketch in the Cathedral must contact the Public Education and Visitor Services Department to reserve a date. Please fill out the self-guided group form, or email email@example.com
The Cathedral is proud to partner with Cool Culture. This family pass gives parents, grandparents, and caregivers cultural experiences and love of learning. Please see the Cool Culture website for how to access this pass.
The Visitor Center provides information and self-guided tour brochures in a variety of languages.