The 281 foot Gothic Revival brownstone spire of Trinity Church dominates the landscape of downtown New York City. The massive dark stone building with its sculpted bronze doors, Gothic spires and pointed arches is one of the city's finest examples of architecture, second only to Rockefeller Plaza.
Established in 1697 by a charter of King William with an annual rent of one peppercorn, Trinity Church is still an active parish of the Diocese of New York with a ministry that aides churches, schools hospital and other institutions. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1776, which consumed nearly 500 buildings and left thousands homeless. The existing building, designed by Richard Upjohn, cofounder of the American Institute for Architects, was constructed in 1846 and placed on the National Historic Landmark Register in 1976.
Located in the shadows of the adjacent office towers at the foot of Wall Street, Trinity Church is surrounded by a historic graveyard which inters many noted New Yorkers, including Alexander Hamilton and several members of the Continental Congress. A second burial ground on Riverside Drive is maintained by the parish on the former estate of James Audubon and several members of the influential Astor family. The third is connected to St. Paul's Chapel with many pre-Revolutionary graves.
Trinity Church is still an active parish holding worship services daily which members of the public are welcome to attend. For those not wishing at attend mass, the vestibule and churchyard are open to visitors daily. Trinity Church offers an extensive calendar of community and youth events, including the acclaimed "Concerts for One" lunchtime concert series.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Trinity ChurchFee: No
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 602-0800
Jan R. Sep-19-2021
So this is a review of the outside of Trinity Church. It is a beautiful church and, although I've been there before, we were unable to go inside this time.... Read More
Matthew S. Sep-11-2020
The Trinity is one of Manhattan's oldest churches. I visited once when I was very young, it is quite beautiful inside. It also contains a cemetery where a... Read More
Marianne W. Jan-23-2020
This is another Historic Landmark Church that has survived Four Centuries. The cemetery, St. Paul's Chapel, and the preschool are under the jurisdiction of... Read More
Accommodations near Trinity Church:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|R or 1||Rector Street||2 minutes|
|J or Z||Broad Street||2 minutes|
|2, 3, 4 or 5||Wall Street||1-3 minutes|
How to get to Trinity Church by Subway
Either take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to Wall Street and walk west (you can see the church from the station exit) or else the J or Z train to Broad Street, exit to Wall Street and go west as above or take the 1 or R train to Rector Street and walk east on Rector Street.
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