Beginning of main content
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

St. Paul's Chapel

Explore the fascinating relics and works of art in “the little chapel that stood,” the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan.

St. Paul’s Chapel is a historic 18th-century church structure of Georgian design, where President George Washington historically prayed. Completed in 1766, the majestic building is the oldest of its kind in the Manhattan area and has been converted into a 9/11 tribute. Sit at a pew in the serene chapel to consider the lost lives from the World Trade Center tragedy that happened just across the street.

Admire the intricate architecture of the structure, which has a façade with brown frames and arched windows below a large white pediment. Four columns appear to guard the classical portico. Gaze up at the octagonal tower that contains a replica of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates.

Enter through the large portal and look around the hall. It has a flat ceiling and hanging cut-glass chandeliers. Sit on Washington’s Pew, where the former president sat. It is opposite the Governor’s Pew that held the city’s first governor, George Clinton. Among the many famous visitors to this chapel are William IV of the United Kingdom and former president George H. W. Bush.

See the monument to Brigadier General Richard Montgomery, who died during the Battle of Quebec in 1775. Outside the church is a statue of St. Paul, the church’s patron saint.

Note that the church survived several catastrophes, notably the Great New York City Fire of 1776 and the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Following the latter, the church was used for memorials and homages. Read the moving tributes and explore the exhibits devoted to those who lost their lives when the Twin Towers fell.

St. Paul’s Chapel is at the southwestern corner of the City Hall Park in the southern part of Lower Manhattan. Ride the subway to the stations of the World Trade Center, Fulton Street or Cortland Street and walk a short distance to the chapel. Visit nearby attractions, such as One World Trade Center, Liberty Park and the New York Stock Exchange.


Guide to Exploring around St. Paul's Chapel


Map

Best Lodging Options Near St. Paul's Chapel

See all 5,219 properties near St. Paul's Chapel
Arlo SoHo CA $109
Arlo SoHo

Arlo SoHo

231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Manhattan, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New York University, One World Trade Center and National September 11 Memorial. Federal Reserve Bank of New York is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) away. Canal St. Station (Varick St.) is only a 2-minute walk and Canal St. Station (W. Broadway) is 6 minutes.

    Millennium Hilton New York Downtown CA $178
    Millennium Hilton New York Downtown

    Millennium Hilton New York Downtown

    55 Church Street, New York, NY
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Manhattan, this hotel is steps away from The Oculus and National September 11 Memorial. Wall Street and One World Trade Center are also within 10 minutes. Cortlandt St. Station and Fulton St. Station (Broadway) are within a 2-minute walk.

      The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel
      The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel

      The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel

      123 Nassau Street, New York, NY
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of South Street Seaport and One World Trade Center. Brookfield Place and Brooklyn Bridge are also within 15 minutes. Fulton St. Station (Nassau St.) and City Hall Station are within a 5-minute walk.

        Artezen Hotel CA $135
        Artezen Hotel

        Artezen Hotel

        24 John Street, New York, NY
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street, National September 11 Memorial, and One World Trade Center. Battery Park and New York Stock Exchange are also within 15 minutes. Fulton St. Station (Nassau St.) is only a 2-minute walk and Fulton St. Station (Broadway) is 2 minutes.

          The Assemblage John Street
          The Assemblage John Street

          The Assemblage John Street

          17 John Street, New York, NY
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Manhattan, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Statue of Liberty, and within 6 mi (10 km) of American Lyric Theater and Empire State Building. Broadway and Times Square are also within 6 mi (10 km). Fulton St. Station (Nassau St.) is only a 2-minute walk and Fulton St. Station (Broadway) is 2 minutes.

            Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel
            Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel

            Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel

            15 Gold Street, New York, NY
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street, National September 11 Memorial, and New York Stock Exchange. Battery Park and One World Trade Center are also within 15 minutes. Fulton St. Station (William St.) and Wall St. Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              Moxy NYC Downtown
              Moxy NYC Downtown

              Moxy NYC Downtown

              26 Ann Street, New York, NY
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Manhattan, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from One World Trade Center and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from 5th Avenue. Empire State Building and Grand Central Terminal are also within 6 mi (10 km). Fulton St. Station (Nassau St.) is only a 2-minute walk and Fulton St. Station (Broadway) is 2 minutes.

                AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown CA $131
                AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown

                AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown

                151 Maiden Ln, New York, NY
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street and New York Stock Exchange. National September 11 Memorial and Battery Park are also within 15 minutes. Wall St. Station is 5 minutes by foot and Fulton St. Station (William St.) is 7 minutes.