• Federal Hall National Memorial

    Federal Hall

    National Memorial New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is this the same building that George Washington took his oath of office?

Answer: No. The originial Federal Hall was demolished in 1812 and sold as salvage material. The current structure was constructed in 1842 on the same location as the original Federal Hall.*

* If the National Park Service had been established under George Washington, the actual first capital may have been preserved.