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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank MHBSoDak
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the firefighters at that time.

Famous people like George Washington worshipped in this church.

If you attend at lunchtimes, you will find a queue of people waiting for a free lunch hand out.

Inside the chapel, it is quite spacious. The chandeliers are beautiful.

As this church is part of Trinity Church - it's official title is St Paul's Chapel of Trinity Church Wall Street.

Thank Mazmannan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 of America's finest examples of Late Georgian church architecture and is a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. It is not the most ornate of churches and its interior could be classified as relatively plain. However it has a great organ and it has a certain presence about it. It has a graveyard and the 'Bell of Hope', a bell presented to the City of New York by the United Kingdom post 9/11 stands outside in the grounds. Worth a visit if in the area visiting the Oculus and the 9/11 Memorial.

Thank Roberts69
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the priest went to visit the church and was quite surprised to see there was no damage except all the debris from the buildings. It is a Miracle so it’s worth a special trip as it feels like a great place to be and reflect on those moments. When we visited the church there was a mass about to start, the church was staring to fill up.

1  Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and recovery workers. As a history buff, I made it a point to put St. Paul's on my itinerary for a walk through Lower Manhattan.

When I arrived here, I saw a waiting line snaking up the steps on the right side of the entrance. Having noted the huge crowd in Lower Manhattan on this holiday weekend, I joined the line. Five minutes later, I realized I waited for a free lunch, distributed daily by the church to those in need. I quickly made my way to the appropriate entrance on the left side of the steps.

The interior of the chapel -- a big room -- proved to be light and airy. A 2016 restoration had used historically appropriate whites and creams as the color palette. Waterford crystal chandeliers sparkled and the gold and cream pulpit blended in beautifully.. Many chairs, rather than pews, provided seating. A small room at the rear held many photos and information about the church and its work after 9/11.

St. Paul's Chapel is part of the Trinity Church Wall Street, an Episcopal parish. When I first arrived, I had inadvertently wandered into one of its community outreach programs.

Thank Rumples
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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 Trade Centers and survived the tragedy of 9/11. It was built in 1766 in Georgian architecture and it is the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan. [3] and one of the nation's finest examples of Late Georgian church architecture. It also survived the fire during the 1776 when the Britist captured New York after the battle of Long Island.
It was a great place (for me) after visiting the memorials so I could sit down and regroup my mental stage before getting out of the area.

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

We didn't at first notice this lovely building and the significance it had on 9/11.It is just across the road from where the twin towers stood. Amazingly enough it only had one window broken from the devastation. It has it's own history going back centuries and was lucky not to have been devastated by a fire, which unfortunately a church nearby was lost. There is a small room of remembrance for 9/11. Also a pew that was used by the rescuers to sit, eat on and sleep. You can still see the boot scuff marks on the pew. All the pews have now been removed and modern seats are in the main church now. Outside is a bell that was donated by the UK. Well worth a visit.

Thank martyn_bryant
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Not only did this chapel a devastating fire centuries ago, it also was undamaged during the 9/11 attacks. Inspirational to walk through this building of quiet and peace in the midst of a noisy and always busy city.

Thank 8joan
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Hard to believe how old this chapel is and the history it has been through. Once inside you forget you are in a big city. A service was in progress when we visited but entrance is still allowed. Thought there would be more reference to 9/11 but realise that life goes on and changes are made.

Thank meandmybloke
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Awe inspiring ageless beauty in the mist of all the chaos of the busy city! Step inside for a moment of peaceful reflection.

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