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St. Paul's Chapel

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Address: 209 Broadway, b/t Fulton Street & Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10007-2977
Phone Number: +1 212-602-0800
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The chapel is closed for restoration until work is completed in the fall....

The chapel is closed for restoration until work is completed in the fall. The churchyard will remain open.

St. Paul's Chapel is part of Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish that has been a part of New York City since 1697. The parish is deeply rooted in the city’s and the nation’s history. Established during the British occupation of New York and recognized by royal charter, Trinity was the first Anglican Church (which followed the services of the Church of England and included the King or Queen in its prayers) in Manhattan.


St. Paul's Chapel was founded in 1766 as a chapel-of-ease at Broadway and Fulton Street. George Washington prayed there after his inauguration as President in 1789. Located just across the street from the World Trade Center, St. Paul’s played an important role in hosting recovery workers after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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This church dates back to the colonial era, but was transformed during/after 9/11 - was place where emergency workers relaxed. It how houses memorabilia from all over the world... read more

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This church dates back to the colonial era, but was transformed during/after 9/11 - was place where emergency workers relaxed. It how houses memorabilia from all over the world sent to NYC post 9/11. If you don't tear up while visiting this place there is something wrong with you. There is no admission (consider making donation), and give yourself 30... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the uk would be quite ordinary but in the USA is a significant building . Its free so a good place to visit if short of money or if the weather is poor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is right next to the 9 11 memorial at ground zero, it is a lovely old chapel that has been recently rennovated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Built in 1764, St. Paul's Chapel is a beatiful church located near 9/11 memorial. Even if is closed for renovation you can still go in the garden were is a cemetery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have worked in NYC for over ten years and passed this Chapel every day! It wasn't until i returned to NYC with the family that we visited it on our way to Wall Street and Ground Zero. I have been inside many years ago prior to 911 and always enjoyed seeing this Chapel when surrounded by so many tall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great to visit from the outside as you cannot go inside. Cemetary in the back and very close proximity to ground zero.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can still tour the outside of the church which is a stones throw from the 911 complex. However, the inside is closed for renovation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church was used as a staging location during the 9/11 aftermath. It is a beautiful building, modest and dignified. There are memorial items from 9/11 that reinforce the reality of that time. This is not a tourist trap. Be reverential and observant and you will be moved by it, as I always am.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was closed for refurbishment when we got there, but you can still walk around the grounds or sit and take in the quiet serenity

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pretty little church still standing as all buildings around fell. It was closed for renovation when we visited. But to be there and see the bell of hope. We bought( donated) memorial 9/11 books with proceeds gone to help people still suffering the after effects.

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