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Review of St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel
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US$69.00*
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One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour
Ranked #40 of 1,068 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The chapel is closed for restoration until work is completed in the fall. The churchyard will remain open. St. Paul's Chapel is part of Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish that has been a part of New York City since 1697. The parish is deeply rooted in the city’s and the nation’s history. Established during the British occupation of New York and recognized by royal charter, Trinity was the first Anglican Church (which followed the services of the Church of England and included the King or Queen in its prayers) in Manhattan. St. Paul's Chapel was founded in 1766 as a chapel-of-ease at Broadway and Fulton Street. George Washington prayed there after his inauguration as President in 1789. Located just across the street from the World Trade Center, St. Paul’s played an important role in hosting recovery workers after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

If i could find a better word to describe the majestic beauty and emotional jerker that this building is then i would use it.


YOU have to visit this place. They have the amazing stories of the human cost of 9/11. You would never have heard about this little church that is throwing distance of the late great WTCs.

It wasnt damaged and was a bastille of hope and recuperation for NYPD, FDNY, Engineers, Red cross and a lot more.

I was literally walking around in the silent chapel with tears running from my eyes.

Go and pay your respects...

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“Wonderful Memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

This place is just a few blocks from the World Trade Center memorial. I didn't feel like waiting in line for over an hour there, so I walked over here. I thought it was a lovely tribute to 9/11. If you're down near the memorial, I think this location is a must see.

Visited April 2014
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“A miracle it was not damaged during 9/11”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Before we started our 9/11 visit, we stopped at St-Pauls chapel. You will see plenty of people selling 9/11 memorabilia in the vicinity.

It is sad and amazing if you look at the height of the surrounding towers, that this chapel was not damaged during 9/11.

Look around to look at the souvenirs people brought to bring a live the memory of the people who were lost during 9/11.

Visited March 2014
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“A Fitting Memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

St. Paul's is a small church that served as a refuge during the 9-11 disaster.This is a site that should be visited when one is in NYC. This was my second visit here and I was as moved by it as I was during my first visit.

Visited April 2014
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“Sad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

This is a great,if not sad place you should visit. As the queue for the memorial gardens at Freedom tower are lengthy, and the tower isn't quite finished, this is a place you can stop and remember the terrible tragedy that was the Twin towers. We should never forget this, and it was here the rescue teams took shelter and rest. Go.

Visited April 2014
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