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.


'harlem is...DOWNTOWN'- a multi-level Exhibit

What's UP is DOWN.

Join us for ‘harlem is… DOWNTOWN’ , a multi-level exhibit at Federal Hall celebrating Harlem’s identity.

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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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Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

The Every Kid in a Park initiative invites every 4th grade student to visit a national park during the 2015 - 2016 school year for free.

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President Obama speaks at Federal Hall.

Even the president stops in to visit.

In September 2009, President Barack Obama gave a speech at Federal Hall regarding the nation's economy. This momentous event was captured in photos.

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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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