Fodor's Expert Review St. Paul's Chapel
For more than a year after the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the fence of St. Paul's Chapel served as a shrine for visitors seeking solace. People from around the world left tokens of grief and support, or signed one of the large dropcloths that hung from the fence. After serving as a 24-hour refuge where rescue and recovery workers could eat, pray, rest, and receive counseling, the chapel—which amazingly suffered no damage on 9/11—reopened to the public in fall 2002. Open since 1766, St. Paul's is the oldest public building in continuous use in Manhattan and part of the Trinity Church Wall Street parish. Free guided chapel tours are offered Friday at 3 pm.