St. Paul's Chapel is a beautiful old church that is also home to a
9 11 Memorial. It is located right on the edge of the World Trade Center site.
When the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center fell during the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the tiny chapel miraculously escaped physical damage.
During the aftermath, including the search and rescue operations and cleanup, St. Pauls opened its doors to firemen and rescue workers.
For nine months following the attack, the chapel offered meals to eat, cots to sleep on, counseling, and prayer.
St. Pauls Chapel now serves as a 9 11 Memorial and museum. The chapel displays their large collection of items from that time period including notes of encouragement, banners, and drawings that poured in from around the world.
Also on display are photos of the missing that were distributed by people desperate to find their missing loved ones. These pictures are a heartbreaking reminder of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives that day.
The memorial allows a rare glimpse into what took place in the months after the attack and into the lives of those connected first-hand to this tragedy.
This touching 9 11 Memorial is free and open to the public.
St. Pauls Chapel is part of the Episcopal Parish of Trinity Church. It still serves as an active worship space for the Episcopal Church.
Constructed in 1766, St. Pauls is the oldest public building in continuous use in Manhattan.
In 1789, George Washington attended Thanksgiving service here after his inauguration at Federal Hall on Wall Street.
Worship services are held every Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Prayers for peace are held daily at St. Paul's from 12 to 12:45 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend.
Location and Directions
St. Pauls Chapel is located at Broadway and Fulton Street. To view the location on a map, visit the Lower Manhattan Map page.
Several subway lines run through the bottom of Manhattan so there are a number of ways to get there.
For the most direct route, take the A or C to Broadway-Nassau Street or the 4 or 5 to Fulton Street.
New York City is rebuilding!
Learn more about the construction progress and plans for the new World Trade Center.
For more area attractions, see Lower Manhattan Map and Attractions.