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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Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Fulton St • 2 min walk
  • Fulton St • 3 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,066 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, China14,550 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🌵
    16,221 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 Kingdom377 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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stephens473
Nottingham, UK377 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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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
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.

LovemyAcura🌵
Phoenix16,221 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
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.

Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,550 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.

Andrew F
Sydney, Australia73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The Sunday night prayers with the Church choir at 8pm was fantastic. Candles throughout the Church provides the lighting and the four choir members create wonderful harmonies.
Written 5 August 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
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.
Written 19 July 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.

H L
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Located in busy area. Easy to find. Historic church with beautiful architecture. You can light a candle inside. There is graveyard outside next to church
Written 12 July 2023
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CathyP1953
Myrtle Beach, SC1,457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Beautiful Church! You must stop by this church just to read about its history! The organ is absolutely incredible!!! Be sure and light a candle while there!!! A must see!!
Written 18 April 2023
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Annette p
Scappoose, OR82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This church was my favorite of the trip. It's way less grandiose than nearby Trinity Church yet has an even more amazing story behind it. Definitely worth a stop.
Written 28 February 2023
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Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland1,089 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is supposed to be the oldest church in New York - dates back to 1766, and it is definitely worth the visit, knowing that it was visited by George Washington
Written 7 December 2022
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