What
  • Abandoned
  • Battlefield
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Bridge
  • Cemeteries
  • Fort
  • Haunted
  • Historic House
  • Historic Structure
  • Historical Event
  • Inn
  • Landmark
  • Lighthouse
  • Lost Place
  • Mill
  • Monument
  • Museums
  • Native American
  • Park
  • Restaurant
  • Revolutionary War
  • Road
  • Roadside Attraction
  • Ruins
  • Schoolhouse
  • Shopping
  • Tavern
  • Tours
  • True Crime
Where

Peter Stuyvesant, New York’s last Dutch governor, had the first church built here in 1660 in what was then just farmland. The current late-Georgian church was built in 1799 to replace his chapel. It is New York’s oldest site of continuous religious practice and also the city’s second oldest chapel after St. Paul’s Chapel. Stuyvesant’s burial vault is also located underneath the church with other notable burials such as the Vice President under James Monroe, Daniel Tompkins.

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