- The Chapel was named after St. Paul, who was born as Saul of Tarsus in the early first century and martyred in Rome in year 67.
- The original Chapel opened in 1776, but was rebuilt in 1790 after the Great Fire of 1776.
- After he took his oath of office as the first President of the United States, George Washington attended services at St. Paul’s Chapel.
- After the attacks on September 11, 2001, St. Paul’s Chapel became “the site of an extraordinary, round-the-clock relief ministry to rescue and recovery workers for nine months.”
- Some people buried at St. Paul include: General Richard Montgomery, John Holt, George Frederick Cooke, and George Eacker.
Learn more about St. Paul’s on one of our walking tours.