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Federal Hall

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Address: 26 Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005-1996
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+1 212-825-6990
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Built in 1842 on the site of the first U.S. Capitol, this museum features...

Built in 1842 on the site of the first U.S. Capitol, this museum features items related to George Washington's inauguration, the Bill of Rights and old Federal Hall.

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Where the inaugural inauguration took place

It can be seen on a guided tour, or you can pick up a booklet to tour the place itself. A small museum, consisting of different rooms. There are 2 rooms that are about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It can be seen on a guided tour, or you can pick up a booklet to tour the place itself. A small museum, consisting of different rooms. There are 2 rooms that are about the inauguration, and 1 room that tell the history of the building site. And another that looks more like a visitor center, where you can pick... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Federal Hall is the site where Washington was inaugurated, although the current building is not the original building. The current building, with its beautiful domed rotunda was an early customs house and later a subtreasury. Items that are well worth seeing include the bible Washington was sworn in on, a replica of his desk, a piece of the stone balcony... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This whole experience of seeing all the sights in the financial district is a little anti-climactic. But if you're going down to Wall Street, and walking past the stock exchange, you'll also be right by Federal Hall. It's one of those places you just should see once at some point.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an important historical landmark, but the place where it is located is not what it should be. Other buildings are overwhelming this landmark.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a site of great historical significance that unfortunately is overlooked by people looking at the New York Stock Exchange across the street. This is a great site where you can see where the first US Presidential oath of office was taken by President George Washington. The museum rooms are very good and filled with incredible history, including the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A place to visit and learn about early American government. Relatively quite and free. This building has been rebuilt and at one time New York City was the capitol of the United States of America.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must for everyone! Open M-F great gift shop, excellent exhibits with helpful staff! Easy to find as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Must see this spectacular historical Federal building. Beautiful inside that will appeal to kids and adults alike. No charge a huge plus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a place of historic significance and a must-see while in the Wall Street area. Best of all, there are no admission fees. Although the building where George Washington took his oath as first US president no longer exists, the current building is still significant for its role in finance, once designated as US Customs House with underground vaults... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

So much to appreciate of America's history, a wonderful old building in the Wall street area - beauty with history.

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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