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Review of St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel
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Ranked #40 of 1,068 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.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“You must go here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

St.Paul's Chapel must be truly blessed. It has survived much turmoil. To see the pictures of all the dust in the area after 9-11 , I can now understand that it was a miracle that it survived that horrible day. What a blessing it was for the many people that used it as a refuge and comforting place. You feel like you are on hollowed ground when you think of how it served the people of New York. The Lord has used this place as a testament of His comfort and protection. This is a must see on your way to see the 9-11 memorial.

Visited September 2013
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Oakton, Virginia
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“Small Chapel, Huge Heart”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

This small, sturdy church stands as a testament to the compassion and human kindness of all who came together to help the City recover from 9/11. Sitting on the benches where the 9/11 responders rested and whose gear scarred the wood, seeing the memorials, posters and funeral cards were all sobering reminders of an unforgettable event in our nation's history.
I'm so grateful to the St. Paul's parish community for their service in support of the emergency responders. This site definitely broadened our perspective on the Ground Zero experience.

Visited December 2013
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“No trip to NYC is complete without lighting a candle here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

I can't ever resist popping in to light a candle. A lovely space - worth a quick look around and a few moments of quiet reflection.

Visited April 2013
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Olympia, Washington
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“Very Emotional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

We visited New York back in spring of 2002 when St. Pauls was still being used as a respite place for the WTC workers. Going in there and seeing the photos and exhibits that were still hanging on the rod iron spiked fence in 2002 brought back a lot of emotions. We then went across the street and got our tickets to the WTC Memorial. If you are in New York, you must go to both St. Paul's and the Memorial!

Visited December 2013
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Foster City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“History and mystery meet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

This beautiful chapel was here in George Washington's time and survived the 9/11 disaster. A testament to the presence of God in our every day life. The stories on the walls today are so touching. An totally unexpected blessing in the middle of a bustling city.

Visited November 2013
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