Trinity Church is a historic Episcopal church at Broadway and Wall Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.
The Episcopal Church was originally the Church of England.
Trinity Church is New York City
Trinity Church is an Episcopal church that was founded by royal charter in 1697. The first church was on Wall Street facing the Hudson River.
Kings College was founded at the church in 1754. It grew into Columbia University.
When Trinity Church was destroyed by the Great New York City Fire of 1776, services moved over to St. Paul’s Chapel until the new church was finished in 1790.
The rebuilt Trinity Church was destroyed by the snowstorms of 1838 – 1839.
The current Trinity Church was completed in 1846. It was the tallest building in the United States until 1869 when a church in Chicago took the title. Trinity Church remained the tallest structure in New York City until it was surpassed by the Brooklyn Bridge towers in 1883.
Trinity Church is more than a church
Trinity Church is more than a church. It was long the power base of Protestants in New York City. Trinity Church basically owned most of downtown. It still owns major landholdings in New York City.
Founding father Alexander Hamilton (1755/57 – 1804) and steamboat and submarine inventor Robert Fulton (1765 – 1815) are among the famous Americans buried in the church cemetery.
Latin Culture at Trinity Church
Julian Wachner conducts The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah, Friday – Sunday, December 15 – 17. $45 – $95
Friday – Saturday, December 15 – 16 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 17 at 3 pm (SOLD OUT)
Visit Trinity Church
Trinity Church is in Manhattan’s Financial District.
75 Broadway, New York, NY 10006
(at Wall St)
(6) to Wall St