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Review of St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel
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World Trade Center 911 and Ground Zero Walking Tour
Ranked #41 of 1,098 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Battle Creek, Michigan
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Whenever we get to go inside any churches/chapels when we travel we always do. It's beautiful inside. Always love to see the architecture and beauty.

Visited April 2013
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

This place manages to communicate the horror and sadness of what happened on 9/11 in a way that the memorial park does not. The displays are small, personal and deeply moving. The building itself is incredible as due to its age it has seen the birth of a republic, survived the fire of 1776 and remarkably stood strong in the face of the devastating attack on the twin towers. If you go here you probably want to go to the memorial park as well but from my experience that was a lesson in how not to commemorate a tragic event from history.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful church”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Visited here when there was a school choir performing and it is a beautiful place to visit. Has lots of messages of hope and works by children. Really inspirational.

Visited April 2013
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cheshire uk
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“Well worth visiting.”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stopped by St. Paul's Chapel, having read about the role it played in the aftermath of 9/11. The information boards in the small chapel were very interesting and the story they told of the recovery operation very moving. It is impossible to imagine how it was at that time, but visiting the chapel did give a little insight into the lives of the recovery workers and the enormity of their task.

Visited April 2013
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“A sacred place”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stopped here before visiting the 9/11 Memorial. This chapel was very much involved with the aftermath of that terrible atrocity. Rescue workers came here for rest, and perhaps the most poignant reminder is the marks on the pews made by their boots. There are many messages from around the world, flags, a bell donated by the City of London and a banner from the people of Oklahoma - see the photo. Anyone visiting the World Trade Centre site should come here. I could not understand the point F Lee from Aberyswyth was making by comparing this chapel with St. Peter's (I assume) in Rome. How could you?

Visited March 2013
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