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.

Features

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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Labor Day

Labor Day Program

Interested in learning about Federal Hall's Customs House history? Join us on 9/7/15 to find out more!

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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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Cosponsored by the United States Coast Guard and the Salmagundi Club

Coast Guard Art Program 2015 Collection

The U.S. Coast Guard 2015 collection will exhibit at Federal Hall from August 5th through September 8th, 2015.

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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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