St. Paul's Chapel Virtual Visit Map
St. Paul's Chapel Virtual Visit Map

In 1766, when St. Paul’s Chapel opened, the main entrance to the church faced west toward the large churchyard and the Hudson River beyond what is now One World Trade Center. Explore the peaceful churchyard virtually here and learn about some of the notable people buried at St. Paul's. St. Paul’s Chapel and Trinity Church (on Broadway at Wall Street) form the cornerstones of Trinity Church Wall Street, an active and welcoming parish that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. View a virtual visit map of Trinity Churchyard too.

Montgomery Memorial Art This memorial honors Brigadier General Richard Montgomery, the first officer killed in the American Revolution, who died at the Battle of Quebec in 1775. This is the first monument commissioned by the Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin selected Jean-Jacques Caffieri to design it.
St Paul's Statue Above the columns of St. Paul's, there is a replica of a statue of the apostle Paul. The original oak statue from 1790, considered one of the earliest examples of North American sculpture, now sits on the balcony inside the chapel.
Dr William James MacNeven Monument Art A monument to Dr. William James MacNeven stands 35 feet high and features interesting inscriptions. An Irish Patriot, MacNeven came to the US in 1805. As Supervisor of Hospitals for New York City, he was instrumental in staving off cholera and smallpox epidemics.
Emmet Obelisk Art A monument to another Irish immigrant, the Honorable Thomas Addis Emmet rises in the south churchyard. An activist for an independent Ireland, he emigrated to America in 1803 and was New York State Attorney General from 1812-1813.
Brown Tombstone Art In the middle of the southeast churchyard is the grave of John Bailey, who is said to have forged the George Washington Battle Sword in Fishkill, NY, while the Continental Army was encamped there. The sword is preserved at the Smithsonian.
Two Grey Tombstones Art Closer to the pathway near the church lies Dr. Philip Turner, Surgeon General during the Revolutionary War and later appointed surgeon to the US Army stationed in Manhattan.
John Holt Art A few steps away is John Holt, printer of The New York Journal and The Independent Gazette, which he founded. He was also the printer and editor of The New York Gazette, New York’s first newspaper founded by William Bradford, who is buried in the Trinity Churchyard.
Bell of Hope Art The Bell of Hope was presented in September 2002 to New York City by the Lord Mayor of the City of London as a symbol of solidarity on the first anniversary of September 11, 2001. It is rung annually on 9/11, and for other mass tragedies. The bell was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, same as the Liberty Bell and Big Ben.
Oak Leaves Art In the center of the churchyard is an oak tree planted in memory of George Washington in 1937. On April 30, 1789, after his inauguration as the first President of the United States, George Washington made his way from Federal Hall to St. Paul’s Chapel to attend worship services.
Rochefontaine Art This monument honors Lt. Col. Etienne Marie Bechet Sieur de Rochefontaine, who served under General Rochambeau during the Revolutionary War and assisted in the capture of Lord Cornwallis. Nearby, George J. Eacker, who killed Alexander and Eliza Hamilton's 19-year-old son Philip in a duel in 1801, lies in eternal rest.