Federal Hall was originally built as a Customs House. Speculators would gamble on the success of these shipping companies, leading to great wealth or disaster. Find out more at the MoAF at 48 Wall St. Read more
George Washington became president of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall on April 30, 1789. The original building was replaced in 1842 with this building in the Greek Revival style. Read more
1st US Capitol. Washington took his oath for presidency here. Seen in moviesGhost and Kramer vs. Kramer. Statue outside by John Quincy Adams Ward (see pediment on NY Stock Exchg). More via our blog Read more
PHOTO: In 1920 a horse-drawn wagon carrying a bomb killed 38 people at 23 Wall St. The crime was never solved though historians suspect it was carried out by Italian anarchists. Aftermath at the link. Read more
This historic site on Wall St was the first capital of the U.S., where in 1789 George Washington was inaugurated as the first President. On the site today, the Greek-Revival U.S. Customs & former Sub-Treasury is a National Memorial to democracy & commerce. Come in for tours, visitor info & exhibits!