New York City is home to thousands of churches which offer opportunities for worship, as well as a chance to appreciate the grand history, art, architecture, and music associated with them. When visiting any church, please be a considerate guest. Remember that they are first and foremost a house of worship and visitors should conduct themselves with reverence and respect. Here are a few New York churches that you won’t want to miss…
Trinity Church – Located on Wall Street, Trinity Church is an excellent example of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United States. This New York church is the home of Soldier’s Monument, which honors Revolutionary War soldiers held prisoner in the City of New York, and the burial site of Alexander Hamilton. The church hosts numerous free concerts. For more information, visit the church’s website at www.trinitywallstreet.org.
St. Paul’s Chapel – Built in 1766, George Washington worshipped at St. Paul’s Chapel following his inauguration. His modest pew box is still located in the sanctuary. St. Paul’s became known as “The Little Chapel that Stood” after surviving the 2001 terror attacks in New York City unscathed, in spite of its proximity to the World Trade Center site. St. Paul’s Chapel hosts an exhibit honoring the volunteers who served ground zero’s recovery workers in the months after 9/11. St. Paul’s Chapel is located on Church Street, between Fulton Street and Vesey Street, opposite the east side of the World Trade Center site. For more information on St. Paul’s Chapel, visit www.saintpaulschapel.org.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral – One of the most famous landmarks in New York City, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States. The cathedral has a rich history and is offers free concerts and walk-in tours. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is located on New York’s famed Madison Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets. For more information and a calendar of events, visit www.saintpatrickscathedral.org.