Federal Hall National Memorial

Historic Site and History Museum
26 Wall St (Broad St.), New York, NY 10005, United States
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  • Mon–Fri
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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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... (See all)

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    PreservationNation
    inauguration of George Washington and the ratification of the Bill(9 Tips)
    Halstead Property
    where President George Washington(5 Tips)
    US National Archives
    ... and the writing of the Bill of Rights. Come inside to see these documents from...(3 Tips)
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    Stop by the site of George Washington's first inauguration and the...(2 Tips)
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  • NY60DAYS

    Tons of free tourist maps! Great exposition of NYC and USA history. Must see place. Free to enter.

    NY60DAYS · March 26
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  • James C.

    Awesome landmark and easily accessible

    James C · March 17
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  • Lars T.

    Not only George Washington was sworn here, in but this is also the place where the Bill of Rights was signed.

    Lars Trieloff · November 4, 2014
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  • Jimmy K.

    Be patient with the tourists. Maybe they'll move so you can get a good picture.

    Jimmy Kastner · August 22, 2014
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  • Compass

    Centuries ago, George Washington was sworn in as the first president at the Federal Hall National Memorial, where he also gave his inaugural speech.

    Compass · April 16, 2014
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  • Linda L.

    Cool paintings!!

    Linda Liu · August 13, 2013
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  • Chris R.

    Truly iconic...

    Chris Reese · August 5, 2013
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  • Jana L.

    Fabulous stop while touring lower Manhattan. They offer a Jr Ranger program for the kids, and plenty of rangers available to help and encourage them. Esp cool for a kid studying early US history.

    Jana L. · July 29, 2013
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  • Janay W.

    Marching to Federal Hall

    Janay Winter · April 26, 2013
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  • Helen M.

    The (recreated) place that George Washington took the oath of office for his first term. Staff is very friendly and informative. Don't forget your NPS passport stamp!

    Helen Murphy · February 14, 2013
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  • Museum of American Finance

    Learn more about Federal Hall here: http://bit.ly/Z0BVvj . And don't forget to check out the Museum of American Finance right down the block at 48 Wall Street!

    Museum of American Finance · December 12, 2012
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  • QQ W.

    They have a very nice display of all the NPS sites in the metro area.

    QQ W · October 1, 2012
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  • Untapped Cities

    Stop by the site of George Washington's first inauguration and the masonic bible he used. Read more

    Untapped Cities · September 28, 2012
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  • VacazionaViajes

    Uno de los edificios mas importantes en la historia de Estados Unidos. Alberga un pequeño museo que narra la historia del edificio y la biblia sobre la que juró Washington.

    VacazionaViajes · August 30, 2012
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  • US National Archives

    This document records George Washington's First Inaugural Address on April 30, 1789, given before a joint session of the two Houses of Congress assembled inside the Senate Chamber. Read more

    US National Archives · July 31, 2012
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  • Museum of American Finance

    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

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  • Darren J.

    A great place for cool air and to sit down. Cleanest bathrooms in the area. The historical objects are great too!

    Darren J · July 5, 2012
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  • Andy J.

    Cleanest public restrooms in Lower Manhattan.

    Andy James · June 18, 2012
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  • PreservationNation

    Federal Hall National Memorial rests on the site of profound moments in American history, including the inauguration of George Washington and the ratification of the Bill of Rights.

    PreservationNation · April 26, 2012
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  • LodgeNetMobile

    A wonderful and historic place to check out in the heart of Manhattan's financial district. Check hours of operation though, as they're often closed on weekends.

    LodgeNetMobile · April 5, 2012
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  • NYHistory

    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

    NYHistory · February 13, 2012
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  • Chris L.

    A lot of NY & U.S. History is in this building; now part of Ntl Archives & U.S. Park Service.

    Chris Land · December 30, 2011
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  • NYCMarines

    Marines helped defend Federal Hall during the draft riots of 1863: http://www.nps.gov/feha/upload/FEHA_Draft-Riots-201165.pdf

    NYCMarines · December 15, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    1st US Capitol. Washington took his oath for presidency here. Seen in movies Ghost and Kramer vs. Kramer. Statue outside by John Quincy Adams Ward (see pediment on NY Stock Exchg). More via our blog Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 4, 2011
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  • US National Archives

    The former sub-treasury building—a great place to sit for lunch and the site of events such as the 3rd Liberty Loan during World War I. Read more

    US National Archives · September 1, 2011
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  • Glenn M.

    So many people pose by the GW statue outside but fail to actually walk inside. The gift shop is amazing and has beautiful antique maps of old NYC and great books. Go inside.

    Glenn Mondry · August 24, 2011
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  • US National Archives

    The site of George Washington's Inaugural and the writing of the Bill of Rights. Come inside to see these documents from the National Archives. Read more

    US National Archives · August 8, 2011
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  • Chris B.

    Ask to see the cracks in the marble caused on 9/11.

    Chris Brown · July 23, 2011
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  • Halstead Property

    Did you know where you were standing is where President George Washington was inaugurated?

    Halstead Property · June 29, 2011
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Looking north from Federal Hall towards Trinity Church circa 1923. Photo at the link. Read more

    The New York Daily News · May 25, 2011
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  • The New York Daily News

    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

    The New York Daily News · May 25, 2011
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  • Nabeel

    Get a FREE map of Manhattan and guide to the city from the gift shop

    Nabeel · May 20, 2011
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  • WorldStrides

    The building standing today is not the original hall — that was torn down in 1812. The Federal Hall National Memorial was built in 1842 and contains exhibits on President Washington’s inauguration in

    WorldStrides · April 5, 2011
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: In 1955 Van Heflin and Beatrice Straight filmed for the movie "Patterns" right on the corner of Pine and Nassau, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · March 7, 2011
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  • TAKETAKO

    July 16,2010  ワシントンの就任演説がここで。

    TAKETAKO · December 6, 2010
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  • HISTORY

    This Memorial was built in the 19th century & marks the location of the first capital of the nascent United States where George Washington took his first oath of office.

    HISTORY · March 30, 2010
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