Trinity Church, New York City

A pillar of the community in lower Manhattan, Trinity Church has played an integral part in New York history from the Revolutionary War to present day. In 1698 Capt. William Kidd gave the runner and tackle from his ship to the builders for hoisting during construction.The church was rebuilt twice before the final reconstruction was completed in 1846. Admire the bronze doors and 23 bells, which reflect the rich patronage the church has received throughout the years. See the burial place of Alexander Hamilton and other famed New Yorkers in the cemetery. Near the burial grounds, you can also visit the tree sculpture commemorating those lost on 9/11. The church is still active with services and a full music program. Put Trinity Church into our New York City online trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in New York City.
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  • Church was closed and there was a lot of construction but lovely small cemetery was open and, in addition to graves of Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton, there were a number of quite old interestin...  more »
  • Located in the middle of the city near Wall St and the 9/11 museum. The church is currently closed due to renovations, but we were able to walk around the graveyard. Interesting to see Alexander Hamil...  more »
  • The church was undergoing some renovations when I visited, yet I was able to walk around the cemetery grounds. Alexander Hamilton, among notable others, have headstones here, and it was interesting to...  more »
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  • It is still under renovations but go access what you may. Trinity Church in downtown Manhattan is an absolute must see, once the renovations are finished. It is rich in architectural history. This is historic New York at its best. The grave sites here go back to the 1700s, which in itself is amazing. Located on Broadway right near Wall Street, behind Liberty Park, this church somehow was saved from the tragedy of 911 and it was right next to it. It was as if God would not let anything happen to the church and the people buried there. I've been to this church several times and the inside of it is absolutely beautiful. It is a small cathedral that basically explains how important religion was at that time in NYC. I've even had the chance to light a candle there. It is very peaceful and tranquil and a reminder to all that visit, that regardless of the noise of the buildings around it, and the tragedy that once loomed, there is still a sanctuary that was untouched during the 911 mishap. Make sure you visit this Church.
  • One of my daughters is a massive Hamilton musical fan, so she was delighted to unexpectedly visit the church graves & see Alexander, Philip & Eliza’s graves. We searched for Angelica’s but unfortunately couldn’t find it. This was a NY trip highlight for her and made up for not winning the Hamilton lottery. The church was closed, but it is a beautiful building & you can get a lovely view of part of it from Wall Street which is just opposite.
  • I haven't been inside the church but the visible structure and grounds are quite beautiful. There is a cool enclosed stairway on Trinity Place (street below) that leads up onto the cemetary grounds. A beautiful and serene spot in the middle of the crazy financial district. Love it.
  • This stunning church sits right in the middle of the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan. It's currently undergoing a major renovation, but the side chapel is open and is beautiful! Also, make sure to check out the cemetery. Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza are buried there.
  • My great-niece dragged me here about a week ago, she is a massive Hamilton Musical fan, almost the whole time she was listening to the soundtrack. She made all sorts of theories and had a lot of facts about the cast and crew...and started praying for Alex’s soul that is probably in purgatory! Then she dumped a bag of pennies on Eliza’s grave because she wanted her to feel special!
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