Plan Your Visit

George Washington taking his oath of office as the first president of the United States.

George Washington took his oath of office as the first United States president on April 30, 1789 on the second floor balcony of the original Federal Hall, the second structure to stand on this site. Trinity Church, at the foot of Wall Street can be seen in the background.


Federal Hall is located on Wall Street in the heart of New York City's financial district. The site is a few steps away from the New York Stock Exchange and a short walk from both the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry and the 9/11 Memorial. Find out basic information to ease your visit, as well as directions and transportation so you can travel here in the best way possible. We'll prepare you with things to do during your visit and direct you to other nearby attractions.

Federal Hall has handicapped-accessible self-guided exhibitions that can be toured in 30 minutes. If opting for one of the ranger guided tours, expect to visit for one to two hours. Learn more about safety and accessibility.

The interior of Federal Hall is closed on weekends, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. On those days, admire Federal Hall's Greco-Roman architecture, take a photograph with the statue of George Washington, and have lunch on the front steps.

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