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“Diamond in the rough”
Review of St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel
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Ranked #41 of 1,103 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.
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“Diamond in the rough”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you don't know the history of St. Paul's chapel it is definitely worth a visit. They have a small display of the 9/11 attacks. Its a great place to visit before you go to the freedom tower.

Visited February 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“A small miracle”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Well worth visiting. It is amazing to see how close it is to Ground Zero and yet it remained undamaged by the devastation that surrounded it. It is quite a strange feeling standing in the grounds outside knowing what happened and wondering how such a small chapel survived and became such a valuable place for the rescue efforts.
Inside you can watch footage of the part the chapel played during the rescue efforts and some of the amazing people involved. There are also exhibits from that terrible day. It is a very moving visit.

Visited January 2014
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Tuxedo Park, New York
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“place of honor”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

I stopped by this church at Christmas time. It's in the shadow of the new Freedom Tower, and was one of the very few buildings not destroyed on 9/11. There's lots of memorabilia to observe and it really stands as a testimonial - must visit if you're going to the memorial right next door. There was also a chamber music group practicing it was beautiful. It is just steps away from the Wall Street path station.

Visited December 2013
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“Every bit as good as Ground Zero”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Not as well noted as the Ground Zero memorial just around the corner, but this little chapel provides just as much of an insight as to what it was like working with the rescue effort around the clock. Very piece on display is full of emotion, a very worthwhile visit

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“A piece of history”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

The most eye-catching feature of the cathedral at the moment is its connection to 9/11. It's impossible no to be deeply touched by the photos and objects left behind.

Visited December 2013
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