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.
Steps Toward American Independence!
On this very spot in 1735, John Peter Zenger went on trial, the outcome of which led to two rights that Americans value dearly. Why was he arrested?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More