New York’s First Cathedral: The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral is the original Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York. Since its construction 200 years ago on the corner of Mott and Prince, it has stood as the heart of old New York; a beacon for the Catholic faithful and an American symbol of religious freedom.
Welcome to the New York Public Library system! This cache has limited hours of availability, which are listed below on the cache page.
***NEW as of March 2017! Now geocachers who find at least 6 of the 13 NYPL caches are eligible for a pathtag! If you think you qualify, please send me a note and I will get your tag out to you.
Did you know that every branch of the New York Public Library offers free Wi-Fi? That's great news for all geocachers visiting from out of town!
Update: May 2017 - I have been notified by the New York City Geocaching Community that the NYPL Series of caches has won the award for Best Series in NYC in 2016!!
To find the geocache, you will need to complete a field puzzle first. Please note that the quiz is on two pages. Go to the posted coordinates and find the answers to the quiz. If you are not able to print out the quiz ahead of time, visit the library at the listed waypoint and ask for a copy of the quiz at the front desk. Once you have filled out the quiz, return to the library and use the information you obtained from the quiz to locate the geocache and log in.
Please note the times that the cache will be available:
Monday 11am to 7pm
Tuesday 10am to 7pm
Wednesday 11am to 7pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday - cache not available
Special thanks to LinedUpLikeLemmings for beta-testing this one for me before I rolled it out!