Guided Tours


Free Ranger and Self guided tours are available to the public during operating hours. The schedule is subject to staff availability. No reservation is necessary unless otherwise noted.

GUIDED INDOOR TOUR (30-45 Minutes; Grade 3 and up)

Welcome to Federal Hall (A general history of the site)
This program discusses the history of the site, the construction of the Customs House, and the establishment of the National Memorial. Subjects in this tour may include:

  • John Peter Zenger's trial for libel and the birth of the freedom of the press
  • The Stamp Act Congress and the beginnings of the American Revolution
  • George Washington's inauguration as the first president of the United States
  • Federal Hall as the first capitol building, housing the Congressional, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices
  • The Customs House and the Greek Revival architectural style
  • The Sub-Treasury and the federal banking system
  • The transformation into a National Memorial
GROUP GUIDED TOURS (Reservation Required)
Groups of 10 or more can make reservations for special programs by completing the reservation form and faxing it to (212) 668-2899.
  • Reservations are available Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • Group programs must be scheduled at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.
  • For more information about group reservations, please call (212) 825-6990.

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