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St. Paul's Chapel

209 Broadway, at Fulton St., New York City, NY 10006 (Financial District)
212-233-4164
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Ranked #36 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: St. Paul's Chapel is the oldest public building in continuous use in Manhattan. It was built in 1756 and has been in use continuously ever since. St... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

To think this church still stands at the bottom of what were the twin towers is unbelievable.. To see all the shrines inside and badges and memorabilia of the firefighters who used it as a rest house during the aftermath is humbling.. Must see in NY.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful little chapel near the 9/11 memorial. Dating back to the late 1700s, the inside was well preserved. A very moving firefighters memorial had patches from hundreds of fire departments from around the world.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For a place to have been built so many years ago and still be standing after the twin towers came down is amazing. this church provided a refuge for the 9/11 volunteers and others during that dark time in our history, A church were George Washington attended while the capitol was located in NYC, Do not miss this historical place.

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King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

In the shadow of the 9/11 Memorial is this little church. It's origins and its 9/11 story specifically is well-worth the visit.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is amazing to see firsthand where the volunteers sought refuge at 9/11. It incredible to know that this church withstood the damage. Bring some tissues.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The chapel is located in the shadow of the new World Trade Tower.. This chapel has an incredibly history dating to George Washington, he would attend services here. It also served as refuge for the 9/11 volunteers. It is astonishing that it was not destroyed during the 9/11 tragedy. You'll understand when you see the site. There is a picture... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was looking for the 9/11 Memorial and the Church as nearby, I did not get in the church and it´s small but as the guy from the bus said, the church was protected from the WTC ashes because of it´s trees on the churchyard.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This church that sat across the street from the twin towers was saved by divine intervention on 9/11. There was no damage to the building that day and it served as a place for the volunteers to go and rest and to get a massage or medical help. it has a great memorial inside the church.

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Taunton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This church gave me such a warm feeling. Left untouched by terrorist attacks and knowing it houses workers during that time really in an exhilarating feeling. I was saddened and brought to tears as I walked through the church browsing through all the memorabilia from that awful time. Loved the make shift altar that was preserved and on display, prayer... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I thought it would be more beautiful on the inside. It is nice to sit down and take in a few things but that's about it.

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