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.

The National Park Service will be 100 years old in 2016.

Help us celebrate our 100th birthday.

On August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was created by the U.S Congress and President Woodrow Wilson. Join the centennial celebration!

President Franklin D. Roosevelt sits at the wheel of his car in Warm Springs, Georgia, (AP Photo)

AP photo exhibit, The American President

The images, selected from AP Images’ vast photo archive, show American presidents at war and at ease, in victory and in defeat

The George Washington Inaugural Bible

The George Washington Inaugural Bible

Learn about the Bible that George Washington placed his hand on when he recited the oath of office to become our first president.

Veterans Day Program

Veterans Day Program

Learn about life of a common soldier fighting on behalf of colonial independence during the American Revolution

Evacuation Day Commemoration

Evacuation Day Commemoration

On November 25, 1783 the British military officially withdrew from New York City ending its occupation by British forces

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26 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005


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