St. Paul's Chapel, New York City

The oldest surviving public church building in Manhattan, St. Paul's Chapel features a simple but comfortable interior, designed to encourage attendance. Built in the 1760s on land granted by the queen of England, the chapel is a classic example of Georgian churches characteristic for its time. The building survived the fire of 1776, when the British captured the city and devastated the neighborhood. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, the chapel became a place of refuge for recovery workers from the nearby site of the collapsed twin towers. To see where George Washington worshiped when he visited the chapel, look for the oil painting of the national coat of arms, which hangs right over his pew. Use our New York City holiday builder to arrange your visit to St. Paul's Chapel and other attractions in New York City.
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9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Upgrade BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $35
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Duration: 1.5 hours for the tour; allow 2-4 hours for the 9/11 Museum if option is selected
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  • I love St. Paul Chapel, I call this historical building the mysterious building. Built in 1766, it’s the oldest building in continues use. Was use a resting place for the rescue worker on the time of ...  more »
  • This church was used for helping those who were involved in the 9/11 disaster. The church helped the firemen, police, ambulance people to rest and be fed while working on the two buildings. A part of ...  more »
  • This small church impresses for being in zone 0, between skyscrapers, with a cemetery at its around. Spiritual refuge was a for those who worked for the 11S and the days after. You can visit it for free.
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