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 visited the church on a recent trip to New York. St. Paul's Chapel is most recently known for being the building that survived the September 11 attack, even though it is right across the street fro...  more »
  • There is not much left of the old architecture in lower Manhattan, but this is a fine example, this very noble church in an old church yard.  more »
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