Free guided tours are available to the public Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. The schedule is subject to staff availability.
Schools can make reservations for specialprograms by completing the reservation form and giving it to an NPS Ranger at Federal Hall, mailing it to
Children (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by a chaperone. Federal Hall National Memorial requires one chaperone for every ten children. Students are required to remain with their chaperones at all times.
TOURS – 30 minutes (recommended for Grade 3 and up)
Welcome to Federal Hall
Interpretive program discussing the history of the site, the construction of the Customs House, and the establishment of the National Memorial.
Printing Press: Weapon of Revolution
Discussion of the role that the printed word played in fanning the flames of the American Revolution. Covers the John Peter Zenger Trial of 1735, which laid the foundation for Freedom of the Press in the United States.
TALKS – 30 minutes (recommended for Grade 6 and up)
The Battle for New York: 1776-1783
In-depth program concerning the New York Campaign, as well as the subsequent occupation of New York City by the British for the remainder of the Revolutionary War.
Greek Revival in the New World
The construction of this building was intended to not only summon images of ancient Greece and Rome but to impress visitors with the power of the Federal government. Join a Park Ranger for a tour of the architectural highlights of the 1842 Customs House.