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St. Paul's Chapel
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Ranked #47 of 1,140 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Unbelievable that this place was untouched given the ferocity of the carnage all around. Touching tributes and amazing stories.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We wanted to visit this church due to the significance we heqrd it had during 911 and boy was it a moving experience. Not only did all the little memorials tell such emotional stories we happened upon a free concert there by the Trinity Wall Street Church Orchestra and Choir. It was fantastic and probably the highlight of our trip to New York City.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Anybody interested in the protestant history of this country should visit this temple. In addition, it functioned as a refuge during 9/11 a worth testimony of christian compassion. Besides, George Washington visited this church...

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We happened upon St. Paul's one day in the fall around noon. A quartet was playing for the lunchtime crowd. Just sitting in the chapel, watching the sun stream in, and listening to the music was marvelously restorative. It's much cheaper than therapy and less demanding than a cardiologist. And you can imagine George Washington walking in and taking a break too. Not many places offer that inspiration for the imagination. It's a bit of London history in the middle of all the madness and energy and dynamism and excitement of New York. Take a break at St. Paul's on your wander around its section of original New York.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Chapel serves more as a warm community center than an escoteric monument, although it has the pedigree both in history and architecture to stand as an important site independently in either of those categories. It represents the soul and spirit of people who have suffered and are trying to heal. A wonderful place of caring next to the 9/11 disaster site. You can get very close to the sentiments of the community and find yourself empathetic. Exhibits mark past tragedies, especially the chains of origami cranes fom Japanese school childen. Refreshingly void of hipe, tourist attraction glitz and artificiality.

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