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“Seeing a piece of history”
Review of Federal Hall

Federal Hall
Ranked #190 of 1,208 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is where President Washington took his oath as the first President of the United States, need I say more. Wow! I mean to be able to stand where Washington was, how cool is that. They also had some great info about the building. If you are in a hurry this is a pretty quick stop. Also the area it is in is just amazing. It is like stepping back in history. Also it was not to far from Francois Tavern. This is the tavern that Washington gave his farewell address to his officers at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War. It is also next to Wall Street. It was just an amazing way to spend the morning.

1  Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is the place where George Washington took the oath of office and america pretty much took shape. Ominous to look at, the incredible statue if George Washington sis enough to come visit this landmark, but then you go inside and see the hidden history that nobody advertises. This place is a small museum and a historic monument all in one locate smack dab in the heart of Wall Street. Should be a part of any first time visit to the greatest city in the world.

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

There were people inside dressed up in period clothes. This is the building where George Washington was sworn in. The exhibit is not that big, but there are several park rangers around to help answer questions.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Located in the financial district, known as FiDi, in the southernmost parts of Manhattan.
Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress.Free entrance and a smaller exhibition of Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange

Thank Phayao13
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Located on Wall Street, Federal Hall in New York City is somewhere we never imagined we’d take an interest in amongst everything else and the other larger, and more popular, tourist attractions. Coming from the United Kingdom, the history behind it wasn’t exactly something we knew too much about.

Yet, there is important history and several interesting elements to Federal Hall.
We chose to take a look around - which is free of charge - and were instantly taken by the main reception area, which is decked out in fifty American flags all hanging from the ceiling. Each flag is an original flag collected by an artist called Mel Ziegler, between 2011-2016 as he ventured across the USA replacing distressed and damaged American flags.
It’s quite symbolic.

This is just one of the many other small, but iconic features that can be found at Federal Hall. We were very lucky to have a staff member, Jesse, provide us with extra information on George Washington’s inauguration; the reason why Federal Hall is still here today and why it stands for so much.
We really appreciated his time and enthusiasm as he went out of his way and didn’t have to show us anything.

Outside, a large, bronze statue of George a Washington catches the eye and is the focal point for most photographs.

We’d advise other tourists to take some time out to explore Federal Hall. There’s plenty to learn from it.

Thank Greg W
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