Located across from the World Trade Center area, St. Paul's Chapel has quite a history of its own. There are 2 entrances on each side, but it does not matter which one you enter into.
Opened in 1766, this was the church that George Washington attended services, after became the 1st President of the US. And more recently, after the September 11 attacks in 2001, this was where relief workers would come to get some ministry, and even rest on the pews. Even though the Twin Towers collapsed, the church suffered no damage at all, which is a miracle.
The church is free to enter. Inside, there is a display that tells the history of the church. And the different seals around the church, plus the "Glory" altarpiece that is on display in the altar area. This part is okay is to see. There is a cemetery, but I don't know of anyone who was buried here. Not really worth seeing it.
But the highlight is the 9/11 Chapel of Remembrance, where it is a little memorial to the people who lost their lives on that day. Plus to the recovery workers, as well as firefighters and police officers, among others. There is a pew on display, that has been preserved, where recovery workers have slept on. The scratch marks from the equipment that they have worn, can still be seen. This is definitely worth a look.
As a result, I think St. Paul's Chapel is a place that does add to your visit to the September 11 sites, and worth visiting. Being small, it can be seen really quickly, and a very short walking distance from the 9/11 sites.
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