Trinity Church

Until 1890 the spire of Trinity Church was the tallest structure in New York

The Spire of the Trinity Church located in the New York City Financial District was the tallest structure in New York until 1890
The Spire of the Trinity Church located in the New York City Financial District was the tallest structure in New York until 1890 cc licensed photo by apasciuto

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

Fee: No

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Hours 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 Church


Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
R or 1Rector Street2 minutes
J or ZBroad Street2 minutes
2, 3, 4 or 5Wall Street1-3 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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Rated 4.6 out of 5Trinity Church Star Rating

5 Star Rating The music program at Trinity is among the best in New York City. It’s often free—check their website for details. The church’s history and architecture combine to make it a cultural “Must See” for visitors and residents alike. The services are beautiful, the sermons tend to be enlightening—liberal, progressive Christianity at its best.

James Leheny - 11 days ago

4 Star Rating A very nice pre-Colonial era church in the Wall Street area. It is currently undergoing renovation but the chapel is open. I wandered the historical graveyard and although the stones are badly eroded, you can locate the final resting places of Hamilton, Fulton, Frances Lewis, etc. Nice respite from the hustle-and-bustle of Manhattan.

Robert - 21 days ago

5 Star Rating Here lies Alexander Hamilton and wife Widow Eliza. The architecture in this church is masterful, composed of the finest ashlar, laid with care and computation of an enlightened architect. Many prominent Americans lie here, as well as time capsules in the cemetery. The icons are very catholic in nature, but the church is actually Episcopalian. The staff are very informative...very surreal being so close to the likes of Alexander Hamilton. Currently, no indoor tours are given due to renovation, yet even the outside is very interesting to any traveling man, interested in the origins of our collective idea, known as America.

Nabil Abdulghani, M.D. - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Very peaceful. Great place to escape the office. The Church is beautiful, but part of it is currently undergoing renovation. Lots of tourist, and the Church serves light lunch/snack around noon to anyone who wishes to partake.

June Laroche - 1 month ago


Lots of details are brought to light in this slideshow that explores many facets of the Trinity Church on Wall Street in New York City

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