An Episcopal Church located in Lower Manhattan at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway, Trinity Church is one of the oldest churches in the United States. In 1696, a small group of Anglicans were granted approval from Governor Benjamin Fletcher to purchase land for a new church. The next year, Trinity Church received a charter from King William III of England. Today, the Trinity Church you see is the third building in the same location, built in 1846 in a Neo-Gothic style. Until 1890 when the New York World Building was completed, its 281-foot spire and cross was the highest point in the city. Along with the building’s impressive architecture -- including intricate stained-glass windows, sandstone facade, Gothic spires, dramatic pointed arches and heavy bronze doors depicting bible scenes -- Trinity is known for its vibrant music program and dedication to outreach. Visitors can attend service at 11:15am on Sunday, take in a live music choir concert, stroll through the lush green courtyard admiring trees as well as the Soldier’s Monument or tour the inside of the church. There is also a cemetery with many famous graves like Alexander Hamilton, Richarch Churcher and Charlotte Temple.
The group was small and the tour guide was excellent with a thorough knowledge of the area. It was very well organised and we would definitely recommend. A really great day.
Excellent tour, including a very informative commentary. Covered off all we needed to know and it was great to get close to the Statue of Liberty. It's a shame that so many tourists insisted on standing up and therefore blocked the views for the rest of us.
Great way to see the New York skyline and also the short cruise is brilliant if you don't have much time. It is also the best way to get up close to the Statue of Liberty whilst it is closed. I loved it.