Federal Hall National Memorial

Historic Site, History Museum
26 Wall St (at Nassau St)
New York, NY 10005
(212) 668-6990
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm


  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Uno de los edificios mas importantes en la historia de Estados Unidos. Alberga un pequeo museo que narra la historia del edificio y la biblia sobre la que jur Washington.
  • 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.
  • Cool paintings!!
  • 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!
  • Stop by the site of George Washington's first inauguration and the masonic bible he used.
  • Marines helped defend Federal Hall during the draft riots of 1863: http://www.nps.gov/feha/upload/FEHA_Draft-Riots-201165.pdf
  • 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.
  • Did you know where you were standing is where President George Washington was inaugurated?
  • Get a FREE map of Manhattan and guide to the city from the gift shop
  • Only 3 tours/day. Worth the wait. Georges tour at 1 was great.
  • So interesting to see the place where so many historical events happened.
  • Where George Washington was sworn into office!
  • completely free, self guided tour. take a peek in the basement while you're at it! sometimes open for events.
  • I loved the self guided air conditioned tour through history.
  • Come on the 4th of July for a reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • Arquitectura clssica no meio de tanto prdio.

Nearby places

Broadway & Morris St
Battery Pl (at State St)