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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  • We went to St. Paul's expecting to see it like it was when we went there several years ago, after 9/11, but everything has changed. It is currently being renovated, so there were no pews inside...just...  more »
  • St. Paul's Chapel is a lovely house of worship with a rich history, but its significance grew following the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. "The little chapel that stood" is a must-see.  more »
  • This church, located just a few blocks from the towers became the epicenter of the activity in the days after 9/11. It housed rescue workers and the fence that surrounds the church was literally cover...  more »

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