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St. Paul's Chapel

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Founded in 1766, St. Paul's Chapel is part of the Trinity Wall Street parish. George Washington prayed here after his inauguration as President in 1789. It is open to visitors daily and worship services are held in the chapel every Sunday. The...more
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209 Broadway, b/t Fulton Street & Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10007-2977
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not a religious man but been to many churches in my life for different occasions but have to say this church moved me. I respected the sign on the way in if no photos although a few didn’t. To see the FDNY coats &...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Absolutely miracle that this church was untouched during 9/11. Visited in November, lit a candle and said a few prayers - had a wander around. A must-see in New York.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This church is definitely worth a visit, since it’s the oldest church in NYC, having been built in 1766. George Washington worshipped here during the 2 years that NYC was the nation’s capital. The church is done in a Georgian style and is very plain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

Visited the chapel on the last day of our trip last week. The church itself is small but beautiful. There are benches outside to sit and reflect. There are candles available to light and to pray. There is a small room documenting the role of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Small, charming and a miracle! Nothing inside or outside was broken during the 911 attacks. Something to cherish.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

St Paul's Chapel was designed by the architect Thomas McBean - and built in 1766. It is the oldest episcopal church in Manhattan. They say it was a miracle that it survived the September 2001 terror attacks. It was used as a resting place by...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

St Paul's Chapel was built in 1766 and is the oldest surviving church in Manhattan. It's nicknamed "The Little Chapel That Stood" as it survived the great fire in NY in 1776 as well as the 2001 World trade Center terror attacks. It is one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

St-Paul’s Chapel is actually right behind where the Twin Towers stood before 9/11. It is quite impressive how apparently this church stood its ground and wasn’t damaged at all during the attacks and the falling buildings. Apparently on September 12th, the day after the attacks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This 1766 Georgian-style church, the oldest in Manhattan, was the place where George Washington worshiped regularly after his inauguration as the first U.S. President in 1789. Almost at Ground Zero, the structure received only a broken window on 9/11 and became a haven for rescue...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed October 7, 2018

I did not know much about the Church when visited the 9/11 memorial. As a person tat always love to see old churces buidling, I did some searches and found out what sighnificant landmark of the Church. The Church is located just opposite the World...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David B
July 11, 2015|
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Response from 799jmartin | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No ticket necessary. It is free. It is great to take a look at one of the oldest churches in New York. You just have to make sure to go during visiting hours. There is also a great graveyard where people from over... More
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K&MTx
Texas
Classical music at St. Paul's chapel (4 Replies)
I think this is offered on Mondays at 1:00. Does anyone know anything about this? It seems like it would be nice way to take a break during our day in Lower Manhattan.
November 20, 2008|
Response fromK&MTx|
I did look at those sites. This would be for a June 2009 trip, and as far as I could tell, the calendar doesn't go that far. The guidebook I have says that they offer it every Monday. Sorry- I should have been more specific. Thanks
rubygarnet
west coast of Canada
St. Paul's Chapel (7 Replies)
how much of the church is used to remember the events of Sept 11, 2001? Is it a full-scale exhibition? or an area of the church? How does the use/layout/etc of the church differ from before Sept 11?
March 15, 2006|
Response fromFrancis S|
Bettina, I would not say that. The chapel is still very clearly a place of worship -- the altar and pews in the nave are where they always were, and services are still held at their regular hours. Most of the 9/11 things are placed along the sides of the building in the aisles under the gallery.
chilly2
Ontario
St. Paul's Chapel location (3 Replies)
Sorry if this seems silly but even with maps I'm unsure where St.Paul's Chapel is located. If I exit the WTC transit station and I am facing Century 21, where is St. Paul's? Thanks for the help.
November 06, 2005|
Response fromNYCforMe|
If you are facing Century 21, it is right next door to the left.