St. Paul's Chapel
New York, NY 10007
Village Voice's Description
Once known for being the oldest church and public building in Manhattan, St. Paulas has now achieved international fame as the place where emergency workers ate and slept during the days immediately following the World Trade Center attacks. George Washington was a regular worshipper here, and his pew served as a foot massage station for 9/11 workers. The inside of the tiny church is a tribute to those horrible days in September.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5:45pm
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This is one of the few surviving colonial-era churches in NYC. George Washington, along with members of the U.S. Congress, worshipped here on his Inauguration Day, on April 30, 1789.
Featured in Ubisoft video game Assassin’s Creed III. Built in 1766 St Paul's is Manhattan's oldest continuously used public building. George Washington worshiped here when New York was the US capital.
Oldest NYC surviving church. Removed all pews in 2007. Statue of St. Paul Apostle above entrance said to "come alive" at night. In rear cemetery is Bell of Hope rung every 9/11. More info via our blog
Check out George Washington's pew at the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan.
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