Birthplace of American Government

Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.


Junior Ranger Day

Junior Ranger Day

Do you want to be a Junior Ranger? Come to Federal Hall on April 20, 2015 to earn a badge and learn the history of the building.

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Lincoln Funeral 150th Commemoration

Join the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial for a special program commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Funeral.

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The National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years of Service

The National Park Service 2016 Centennial

The National Park Service was created by an Act of Congress and signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916.

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Ranger-Guided Tour at Federal Hall

We're more than just architecture.

It's true that Federal Hall is one of the finest examples of classic Greco-Roman style in New York City...but that's not all.

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The George Washington Inaugural Bible

George Washington Inaugural Bible

Learn more about the Bible George Washington placed his hand upon when he recited the oath of office to become the first president.

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