Trinity Church

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Trinity Church New York Reviews

WalterC WalterC
389 reviews
An okay quickie! Jul 27, 2016
Located at the end of Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, Trinity Church is an Episcopal church, with its main entrance on Broadway.

The current church is actually the third church building. The first one was built in 1698, and got destroyed by the Great New York Fire of 1776. Then came the second one, in 1790. But that one had some structure issues, and got demolished in 1839. Then came the current one, which opened in 1846. And that is the one you enter.

The church is free to enter. Starting with the bronze doors, which has scenes from the Bible, on them. Inside, some things to check out, include the baptistry and the All Saints' Chapel. And some of the memorials. While okay to see, nothing really special that truly stands out.

There is a cemetery, where you can find the burial sites of Alexander Hamilton (very first Secretary of the Treasury) and Robert Fulton (developer of very first steamboat). And others that most have never heard of, from the 18th and 19th century. This is worth seeing, when visiting this site.

A small church, it can be seen very quickly. Worth a quick look if already in the area, and to see the cemetery and a place to find some peace and quiet. And if it is along the way, as it is close to the 9/11 sites and Federal Hall.

But definitely not worth going out of your way to just see this.
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4 / 4 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
monkeymia79 says:
Beautiful church. The door with the bible scenes is beautiful.
Posted on: Oct 23, 2016
WalterC says:
I tend to really like visiting churches in Europe, mainly for the art and the history associated with it.
Posted on: Oct 16, 2016
Cho says:
I think I've seen this church before on one of my NYC trips. Certainly looks familiar. I love old churches and cathedrals as well as other old buildings, the older the better.
Posted on: Oct 16, 2016
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pretty_girl pretty_g…
196 reviews
A national treasure Mar 21, 2015
Trinity Church - is an active Episcopal church with a rich history. In 1697, a little over 70 years after the Dutch settled New York as a trading post known as New Amsterdam, Trinity Church was granted a charter by King William III of England. Since then, Trinity has been an integral part of the growth of New York city and the american nation. The present church building is the third on this site, consecrated in 1846 and registered National Historic Landmark. The first church was lost in New York's Great Fire of 1776 and the second was demolished in 1839 after a heavy snowfall revealed structural problems.

After you had a chance to look around inside, there's more history outside in Trinity's churchyard. It is the resting place of alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, and many other notable men and women. It includes tombstones and memorias dating back to 1681.

Today, Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel (just a few blocks north), make up Trinity Wall street, a vibrant Episcopal parish that serves the community with opportunities for worship, art, education, and mission. Enjoy your tour of Trinity Church, and be sure to visit St. Paul's chapel, which has a unique story all its own.
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sarahbergs sarahber…
7 reviews
Heartwarming Dec 24, 2010
One of the most gut-wrenching and yet heart warming places to visit!! St Pauls Chapel truly shows human resilience and compassion. This church was used to give 24 hour care to workers assisting during the 9/11 rescues... Faith without works is not alive..and this Chapel shows just that! Totally worth a visit.
mario26 mario26
51 reviews
Aug 05, 2007
yes yes yes im a addict of church who dont like to see beautifull cathedral or church when u make a trip in differente country of course i stop to see some church yes church tell more about many years of history or life!!!!!

trinity church in new york was a small and beautifull church only if u compare this one with the st john church on fifth avenue but this one the trinity church was very older only when u see the graveyard with the tomb old of many century like 1739 to 1892 that only or approximatly this date u see on the tomb!!!!

When u go inside like each church u saw the respect all is a little bit dark but the stained-glass window make the history of this church and the bible with most beautifull color i was very surprised to saw that inside!!!!!

If u go to new york go there and saw this wonderfull church!!!!!
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mario26 says:
yes i like it and i will to equator very soon i think so just show me ahahah!!!
Posted on: Oct 09, 2007
catalina says:
Interesting to know you like churches. In Quito downtown we have some of them! it will be interesting for you to see :)
Posted on: Oct 05, 2007
mario26 says:
yes its a very good place to see dude and i will make more reviews in the few day is coming dont miss it my friend!!!
Posted on: Aug 07, 2007

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