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.

Visitors can now download three free apps to help you visit 23 national park sites around NYC.

Download Three Free Apps

Visitors can now download three free apps to help you visit 23 national park sites around NYC. Free downloads for iPhone and Android!

A Junior Ranger receives her badge.

Be a Junior Ranger

Young people who would like to participate in Federal Hall's Junior Ranger Program can start right here.

Cheyney McKnight

Presidents Day Program

Ms. McKnight will explore George Washington’s views on slavery based on correspondence and personal accounts.

Black History Month Program

Black History Month Program

Join the National Park Service as we Celebrate Black History Month with Historical Interpreter Cheyney McKnight.

Last updated: February 6, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Phone:

(212) 825-6990

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