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

Trinity Church Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 89 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, USA

Phone: (212) 602-0800

Official Website: Trinity Church

Trinity Church Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Beautiful church both on the inside and outside. I believe this was the biggest church when New York was still New Amsterdam. It is where many famous patriots are buried, the most famous of which is Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza (and her sister Angelica). Also the only signer of the declaration of Independence buried in Manhattan is buried here. If you like history, it’s a must visit.
Doug Bush - a week ago

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5 Star Rating I HIGHLY recommend coming around a holy holiday. We came in about an hour after the final Easter Monday service. The flowers were divine and the organist was still playing. It was wonderful.
Lori Smith - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Love the inclusive POV of the clergy and their sence of spirtual importance. Their dedication to the community is outstanding. Doesn't hurt they have the best muscial liturgical chiors. Cant wait for the premier of the new organ
Charle-John Cafiero - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating I have wanted to visit for many years, so glad I did. Shame that so much security has to be in a place of worship but I understand. There is such a sense of history sitting in the church, the architecture, the skills used, the designs. All of it is just amazing.
Susan Hoffman - 7 months ago

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5 Star Rating I did like it !!! Great architecture but where the Spirit are... nowadays...hmmm
Robert Fabrowski - 2 months ago

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Directions

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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