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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  • The location is surprising at the leastn surrounded by wall street the historic churches immediately stands out and draws you in. Very interesting history and Alexander Hamilton is buried here.  more »
  • On Broadway, at the door of Wall Street is the third Trinity Church (Anglican and Episcopalian), Gothic style, built from 1839 to 1846. The first was destroyed by the great fire of New York, in 1776; the second was built in 1778. This collapsed after the severe winter de1838-1839. The current Trinity Church cemetery. important historical characters are buried, as Alexander Hamilton and William Bradford.
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  • Like all the churches in the Big Apple of 6/700 I find them fascinating and worth a visit with graveyards.
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  • Wonderful church right on the wall street. It was played a very heavy role on the movie " national treasure". This was the only church that we visited New York City needs to go through security check to get in. Quite different experience we had. Walkable distant to a lot of lower Manhattan tour spots. Thought it would be a good place to clean your mind before you see another one.
  • Absolutely magnificent how it seems submerged by the surrounding modern buildings We were visiting and almost missed it, and possibly would have, if not for a kind passerby that overheard we were looking for it! The graves outside and around the church are a MUST see! Inside is breathtaking. This was the highlight of my 14 yr. old daughters trip to NYC.
  • Hugh fan of The Davinci Code so when I knew I was staying in lower Manhattan I had to check it out. We were on our way to the subway and stopped to take pictures. Luckily I was able to capture the Christmas music. Amazing architecture!! Even the cemetery was beautiful.
  • I love this place. Beautiful Episcopal Church with incredible history and some seriously notable permanent residents. Hamilton and Schuyler are probably the current most popular draw, but a number of other notables including loads of revolutionary war, continental Congress and declaration signing. It's been rebuilt a couple times and, in addition to early US history had been central in events of the recent past like 9/11 and Occupy. Definitely worth a visit!
  • The Trinity Church is quiet and empty early in the morning as the day progresses it becomes busier with visitors and tourists. This place is undergoing renovations and may be a little dusty. However, it is so beautiful and the architectural details are breath taking. They offer FREE guided tours, this is a great opportunity to explore this iconic place.

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