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St. Paul's Chapel, New York City

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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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  • Required vaccine card to enter after the manadates were lifted. There on Thursday and they did not allow our group to see it because we couldn't produce a shot card 
    Required vaccine card to enter after the manadates were lifted. There on Thursday and they did not allow our group to see it because we couldn't produce a shot card  more »
  • The history of two centuries ago and the history of two decades ago draws one to this little chapel. No grandeur. No pomp and circumstance. Just a quiet place that was available throughout history.....  more
    The history of two centuries ago and the history of two decades ago draws one to this little chapel. No grandeur. No pomp and circumstance. Just a quiet place that was available throughout history.....  more »
  • I live in New York for many years St. Paul Chapel is one of my favorite historic place, the beauty of a Georgian architecture in the heart of NYC, wrote another important story.....  more
    I live in New York for many years St. Paul Chapel is one of my favorite historic place, the beauty of a Georgian architecture in the heart of NYC, wrote another important story.....  more »
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  • GOD wish the US stocks can always go up, help many family can get rich life, children can grow up happily, more people have jobs. GOD bless. World Peace and Progress 2022.3.19
  • Beautiful church
  • George Washington used to pray at this chapel. There is obelisk in cemetery here that aligns perfectly to form a straight line with two other obelisks (Cleopatra's needle & Worth obelisk) --- Does this mean anything? The obelisk in the middle is directly across from the masonic lodge. Cleopatra's needle is directly linked to the original freemasons (Egyptian stone workers) and the obelisk at this chapel has no body buried underneath... it is a "fake" obelisk...?? George Washington was a Freemason...
  • Whether you're a lover of history or just beautiful architecture it's a great place to take a family take a look at history and a beautiful Church
  • Make time to visit St. Pauls Chapel when visiting the World Trade Centre area. I suspect many people miss it and yet it is steeped in history and its survival over all these years is remarkable. It has its own exhibition in memory of 9/11 but also a history that includes George Washington

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