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.

Learn about our nation's 59th inaugural event, our 46th president, and our 1st female vice president

It started here, and now it's there...

Learn about our nation's 59th inaugural event, our 46th president, and our 1st female vice president.

 Reenactors standing in front of George Washington Statue and Federal Hall on wall street

The First Presidential Election!

A Virtual Program The first presidential election in American history took place from December 15th 1788 to January 10th 1789.

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Virtual Lower Manhattan’s Walking Tour

Celebrate National Park Week’s Wayback Wednesday on April 21, 2021, at 2 pm virtually with a walking tour of lower Manhattan.

George Washington’s Inauguration

George Washington’s Inauguration

George Washington’s Inauguration Friday April 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM a Virtual Program!

Last updated: April 9, 2021

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