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 VisitFee: No
Open NowHours This Week:
- 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 – 6:00 PM
- Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Address: 75 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, USA
Phone: (212) 602-0800
Official Website: Trinity ChurchMap of nearby accommodations:
|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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Ratedout of 5
So there is the history of the church that is a great reason to visit, yes including Alexander Hamilton's burial site. But that aside there is a lot of history in the cemetery. Even more than walking the grounds outside, it's really worth attending a service and seeing the inside...
Chris Hoey - 5 days ago
Trinity Church in downtown Manhattan is an absolute must see, once the renovations are finished. It is rich in architectural history. This is historic New York at its best. The grave sites here go back to the 1700s, which in itself is amazing. Located on Broadway right near Wall Street, behind Liberty Park, this church somehow was saved from the tragedy of 911 and it was right next to it. It was as if God would not let anything happen to the church and the people buried there. I've been to this church several times and the inside of it is absolutely beautiful. It is a small cathedral that basically explains how important religion was at that time in NYC. I've even had the chance to light a candle there. It is very peaceful and tranquil and a reminder to all that visit, that regardless of the noise of the buildings around it, and the tragedy that once loomed, there is still a sanctuary that was untouched during the 911 mishap. Make sure you visit this Church.
C H - 6 days ago
A beautiful, historic church that seems out of place surrounded by all of the neighboring buildings and skyscrapers. My daughter was excited to visit not just for it’s beautiful architecture but also for all of the major figures from our country’s history laid to rest on its grounds. This visit was something that we will always remember and hope to visit again some day. The staff on the ground were extremely friendly and very welcoming.
Kenny Hiner - 1 month ago
This is an icon of NYC. Alot of history here and the original grave sites are intact some of them are over a centennial in age. Really great to see the history of NY preserved in such a fine manner. If you are in the area this is a must see. Currently undergoing a major overhaul but it will be well worth it in the end.
Christopher Borden - 1 month ago
Beautiful church and grounds. One of the last sites left of old New York City. Make sure To see all the historic grave sites. Feeling nostalgic after your visit? Go to Fraunces Tavern on pearl st after for a bite and some drinks.
Jared Robbie - 1 month ago