St. Paul's Chapel
St. Paul's Chapel
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Founded in 1766, St. Paul's Chapel is part of the Trinity Wall Street parish. George Washington prayed here after his inauguration as President in 1789. It is open to visitors daily and worship services are held in the chapel every Sunday. The chapel regularly hosts community events, concerts, and art exhibitions. The churchyard is open to visitors who wish to visit the historic memorials and monuments or enjoy a moment of quiet. Free guided tours are offered Fridays at 3pm. Meet at the pulpit inside St. Paul’s Chapel. Beginning Sunday May 13, the 8 am, 9:15 am, 11:15 am, and 8 pm Compline services will take place at St. Paul’s Chapel.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Fulton St • 2 min walk
  • Chambers St • 3 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,960 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old History, Recent History
    It's really lovely, yet simple, inside and needs to be seen for its beauty. But it is also historic and you learn the history of how this church came to be on the edge of the early settlement. And then there is the recent history. When the twin towers came down, the church graveyard was covered in toxic dust. And the chapel operated as a place of rest for the hard-working crew who tried to find survivors at the area of tragedy.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China20,278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Solemn yet low-profile
    This small, somehow unremarkable chapel is a serene corner at downtown Manhattan. One of the earliest churches in New York City, St. Paul's Chapel is a key witness to American history from George Washington to 9/11. It stands as if time has never changed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 September 2023
  • LovemyAcura🌵
    16,627 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not miss visiting this historic chapel.
    Quiet, spiritual, experience to walk through the cemetery area. Suggest that you enter via back door and into the chapel. To learn of its history and connection to 9/11 is thought provoking. Amazing to experience this quiet retreat in the middle of the Financial area. of NYC
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Greg B
    Calgary, Canada10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and relaxing way to spend 30 minutes on a Sunday night
    We came for the Sunday night candlelight event with singing and candles. The environment was so relaxing and rewarding and the space was perfect for the event. The choir was only about 8 people, but the created incredible harmonies. My wife isn’t much for sitting still or church music, but she found it beautiful and relaxing as well. I found the harmony to be reminiscent of great classical instrumental orchestras at time and like an inspiring church choir at others. Really a great 30 minutes.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • stephens473
    Nottingham, United Kingdom409 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    This is an incredible piece of history and so emotional. The only building in the area to escape with no damage not even a broken window. Such a focus of sanctuary on that terrible day. So much to see and absorb , well worth paying for a tour so you don't miss anything. Wow !
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 November 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China20,278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This small, somehow unremarkable chapel is a serene corner at downtown Manhattan. One of the earliest churches in New York City, St. Paul's Chapel is a key witness to American history from George Washington to 9/11. It stands as if time has never changed.
Written 14 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Greg B
Calgary, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We came for the Sunday night candlelight event with singing and candles. The environment was so relaxing and rewarding and the space was perfect for the event. The choir was only about 8 people, but the created incredible harmonies. My wife isn’t much for sitting still or church music, but she found it beautiful and relaxing as well. I found the harmony to be reminiscent of great classical instrumental orchestras at time and like an inspiring church choir at others. Really a great 30 minutes.
Written 19 September 2023
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stephens473
Nottingham, UK409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This is an incredible piece of history and so emotional.
The only building in the area to escape with no damage not even a broken window.
Such a focus of sanctuary on that terrible day.
So much to see and absorb , well worth paying for a tour so you don't miss anything.
Wow !
Written 30 November 2023
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LovemyAcura🌵
Phoenix16,627 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Quiet, spiritual, experience to walk through the cemetery area. Suggest that you enter via back door and into the chapel. To learn of its history and connection to 9/11 is thought provoking. Amazing to experience this quiet retreat in the middle of the Financial area. of NYC
Written 19 September 2023
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA25,042 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
What a beautiful chapel! We were walking around Lower Manhattan and stumbled on it near The Oculus. Highly recommend!
Written 25 April 2021
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Cathi D
Atlanta, GA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
We went to visit the ground zero site and the new Tower One. We weren't even aware of St. Paul's Chapel directly across from ground zero. We just happened to see this beautiful old stone chapel as we were standing taking pictures. There is a stunning old graveyard from the colonial period. I believe the chapel is the oldest standing building in Manhattan and was where George Washington went to pray at his inauguration. It is also the site where all the fence was covered with flowers and mementos after 9/11. It became a sanctuary for all the workers and mourners. Once inside there is a very peaceful labyrinth that you can walk to meditate and pray. There are also several areas created for all the different events that occurred during this tragedy. George Washington's pew sits within the church and was used to soothe the feet of tired workers during 9/11. If you're in the vicinity of ground zero, this is a very worthwhile place to visit. Very peaceful and moving.
Written 29 October 2012
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Jason M
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
This was a very interesting place as most religions do not even know the creator's name and here you can see both his name in English and in Hebrew.
Written 2 September 2017
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
The little church that stood and survived the carnage of the 9/11 attack.
After visiting the World Trade Center, we walked by and stopped inside this church. It is a small but strikingly beautiful centuries old church. A small chapel to the side is dedicated to the fallen rescue workers that died during 9/11.

So sad to look at the pictures of the young faces and hard to believe it happened more than 15 years ago. But it is mostly the astounding fact, that the church survived the 9/11 destruction without any damage to it's windows or it's structure. Some call it miraculous .

This time we brought with us our young relatives visiting from England. They are too young to remember 9/11 and we spent a day touring the important sites in the WTC area with them. They also liked the large brass bell prominently displayed in front of the church. The gift from London in solidarity with the City of New York.

If you are visiting the World Trade Center make it a point to find this little church, walk through the small ancient graveyard to the front entrance. The inside was quite peaceful, just very few people that afternoon.
Written 16 July 2017
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RichS
Falmouth, MA286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
Many people know this site as the church across from the Twin Towers that not only remained standing but wasn't even damaged, but this house of worship also has a remarkable history to it. Did you know that it is the oldest standing house of worship in Manhattan? That George Washington actually attended mass there? That the front of the church has a cemetery, which honors those French soldiers who gave their life to the revoluntary way? That in a very errie coincidence this structure remained standing during the revoluntary war when a suspicious fire burnt down about two-thirds of the city? I guess somebody upstairs must be watching over this church!

What attracts people from all across the world to this chapel is the story of 9/11. This was also the site where many rescue/recovery workers fround a place for physical and spiritual comfort. Inside the church there are many reminders of that day from letter's of family victims, accounts of heroic behavior and inspirational and heartwarming cards sent to the church from school children throughout the country.

The WTC temporary museum is a few doors from the chapel. Admission to St. Paul's is free, but why not light a candle and make a donation in the memory of the workers, victims and their families.
Written 1 July 2011
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Traveller & Foodie
Montreal, Canada4,323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
St-Paul’s Chapel is actually right behind where the Twin Towers stood before 9/11. It is quite impressive how apparently this church stood its ground and wasn’t damaged at all during the attacks and the falling buildings. Apparently on September 12th, the day after the attacks the priest went to visit the church and was quite surprised to see there was no damage except all the debris from the buildings. It is a Miracle so it’s worth a special trip as it feels like a great place to be and reflect on those moments. When we visited the church there was a mass about to start, the church was staring to fill up.
Written 18 October 2018
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