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“Spiritual Home of Ground Zero”
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St. Paul's Chapel
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Ranked #83 of 1,155 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 October 25, 2013

This chapel is mentioned in the book, The Harbinger. This chapel is directly across from Ground Zero. It was protected from damage from a large sycamore tree that protected it during the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. This chapel played a significant role when our founding fathers walked there to dedicate our country to God.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

While on your way to the 9/11 Memorial, take a quick detour into St Paul's Chapel on Ann Street. The only building left undamaged when the Trade Towers (across the street) fell. The little Chapel became a refuge for rescue workers and mourners alike. It still holds the messages and blessings from vicitim's families and well-wishers. The day we were there they had a dance performance in honour of the tragedy which ran for 24 hours straight. Humble and noble at the same time.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This chapel is amazing as it has been here since George Washington was inaugurated! Neither the chapel not the cemetery were damaged at ALL, despite being right across the street from all of the destruction and devastation of 911!

There is a display of patches of support send from firefighters and policement from all over the world that is incredibly moving. There are photos, boots and jackets of the firefighters- a must-see when visiting the 911 Memorial.

Thank Belinda7
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I found St Paul's Chapel to be an amazing and beautiful piece of heaven in the city. The fact that it is only across the street from the 9/11 Memorial and that it was used as a place for the workers to come a rest makes this place even more poignant. It has 9/11 memorabilia both inside and around the cemetery. The cemetery alone is historical with headstones dating back to the early 1700's.
If you are visiting the 9/11 Memorial then you must stop to visit St Paul's Chapel.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

This chapel provided an area for the 9/11 site workers to rest. The chapel exhibits memorabilia and artefacts from the 9/11 disaster. Lovely to go in and ponder and spare a few thoughts for the victims and their families.

Thank Carol K
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