St. Paul's Chapel

209 Broadway, New York City

4.5

St. Paul's Chapel, or "The Little Chapel That Stood", is an Episcopal chapel located at 209 Broadway, between Fulton Street. Built in 1766, it is the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan. On the Broadway side of the chapel's exterior is an oak statue of the church's namesake, Saint Paul, carved by an unknown sculptor and installed in 1790. The Chapel is now a popular tourist destination since it still keeps many of the memorial banners around the sanctuary and has an extensive audio video history of the event. There are a number of exhibits in the Chapel. St. Paul's Chapel is a very active part of the Parish of Trinity Church, holding services, weekday concerts, occasional lectures, and providing a shelter for the homeless. The chapel has hosted many famous worshippers.

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    08:00 - 18:00

  • Mon

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Tue

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Wed

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Thu

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Fri

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 18:00

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Reviews

  • sojy john

    5
    - 26 July 2018 -

    Peaceful, quiet and divine.. something which is usually missing nowadays.. had a good time praying in here. not so crowded also.

  • Mayank Malhotra

    4
    - 21 July 2018 -

    Best place to praise and worship the almighty God. It feels so good in here just awesome. One of the best Church in NY.

  • Mike N

    5
    - 26 June 2018 -

    The chapel gave rest, hope, peace and sometimes just a hot meal to those who served tirelessly and endlessly after 9/11. It is truly a sacred and reverent place. I love how it has become a memorial to the men and women who gave everything to try and help others. It even serves as a reminder to us all of the ongoing trials that many of the rescuers have, both with their body and their mind. I've never felt such reverence as I felt in this church. I've had 3 visits to NY, and all 3 times I've visited this church. I can't imagine a trip to NY and not stopping here. Paying respects, questioning my own mettle, thinking of the bravery. First responders do just that, they respond. They help. They give everything. And St. Paul's is an ongoing reminder that there are men and women, not just on 9/11 but every day, who are willing to sacrifice their lives for each of us. God bless the men and women who gave their lives and the others who tried to find some peace, rest and comfort while working the pile.

  • Thom James

    5
    - 14 June 2018 -

    The view from the back of St. Paul's Chapel in 2009 was of cranes and building site in the background is the World Trade Centre site. It's a miracle this beautiful little chapel survived that day. Amazingly this church survived destruction from the resulting falling towers during 9/11 because of a tree in the back courtyard saved the chapel from being crushed. It then played a huge part in housing workers and fire and rescue men and women who we working tirelessly at ground zero. They would come and rest at the chapel instead of going home when they were tired so they could be close if needed. They would lie in full gear and sleep on the pews and their equipment would scuff up the wooden benches. These can still be seen today as a mark or respect and tribute to those brave men and women and also to those who lost their lives that day.

  • Carla McCarthy

    5
    - 21 May 2018 -

    This chapel is a beautiful and powerful little place! Came here a couple times when I lived in NYC 6 years ago. The Little Chapel That Stood is a definite must stop for anyone who's interested in it's history and it's role in the 9/11 emergency personnel's rescue efforts. I highly recommend it!!

  • Dancing Handsome Squidward

    5
    - 16 May 2018 -

    Very gr8 church went here once n cried. The new organ made me cry in da club :((((((

  • Mike N

    5
    - 14 May 2018 -

    The chapel gave rest, hope, peace and sometimes you can just a hot meal to those who served tirelessly and endlessly after 9/11. It is truly a sacred and referred place. I love how it is become a memorial to the men and women I gave everything to try and help others. It even serves as a reminder to us all of the ongoing trials that many of the rescuers have, both with their body and their mind. I've never felt such reverence as I felt in this church. I've had 3 visits to NY, and all 3 times I've visited this church. I can't imagine a trip to NY and not stopping here. Paying respects, questioning my own mettle, thinking of the bravery. First responder do just that, they respond. They help. They give everything. And St. Paul's is an ongoing reminder that there are men and women, not just on 9/11 but every day, who are willing to sacrifice their lives for each of us. God bless the men and women who gave their lives and the others who tried to find some peace, rest one comfort while working the pile.

  • Zachary Ehrlich

    4
    - 11 May 2018 -

    beautiful downtown church with handicapped accessible entrance on the side. completely wheelchair accessible with ramp. they also give out food to the poor but it gets very crowded.

  • Cortney Fisher

    5
    - 07 May 2018 -

    I visited years ago, and just stopped back in to see if things had changed. They removed the pews in2016 for an anniversary of the church. This is the place that housed and cared for so many rescue workers. It’s a beautiful smaller church with a graveyard in the back.

  • S.R.F. F-F

    5
    - 27 January 2018 -

    Beautiful quiet church. Has different expositions from time to time. Impressive 9/11 stories and pictures can also be found here.

St. Paul's Chapel tours

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