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Federal Hall

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Financial District
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Address: 26 Wall St, New York City, NY 10005-1996
Phone Number: +1 212-825-6990
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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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A sense of history

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

As it's within yards of the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall is worth checking out when in the area. As the site of George Washington's inauguration it is commemorated with a bronze of Washington in front of the building that makes a great photo opportunity !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

When there is a million huge towering building this was the exact opposite. It did feel like a big but in presence. You can't outdo history and the outside of the building is building. The stairs are a really common place for people to sit and watch others. The inside was never really crowded but very very beautiful. The bathrooms... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We only stopped by here to oggle the outside view. What a gorgeous sight! The architecture on this building is really worth the stop. Located right across the street from the NY Stock Exchange building, the building is a massive, column-front edifice with all the workmanship of the structures built around the time that our country was still in its... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

From some of my past reviews, you'll realize that I'm a amongst other things... a history buff. The original Federal Hall is where George Washington was sworn in as our first President of the United States ... in retrospect..given this year's choices I wish I was back in 1789. Regardless, Federal Hall is still in the same location on Wall... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I never knew George Washington signed the Declaration of Independence here. Federal Hall National Memorial is a sight to see, having stood here since 1700. What a historical piece of concrete still standing amongst the giant buildings of NYC. One can only imagine what NYC looked like back then.

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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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