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Federal Hall is the name given to the first of two historic buildings located at 26 Wall Street, New York City. The original, a Greek Revival structure completed in 1703, served as New York's first City Hall. It was the site where the colonial Stamp Act Congress met to draft its message to King George III claiming entitlement to the same rights as the residents of Britain and protesting "taxation without representation". After the American Revolution, it served as meeting place for the Congress of the Confederation held under the Articles of Confederation.
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Visited while on a walking tour of Wall Street. Such a cool place. Disappointed to learn that it is a different building than the original in front of which Washington took the oath, but still a very cool place. Absolutely consider visiting while on a guided tour! You'll learn so much more, especially about the impacts of 9/11 on the structure.
Very cool place with lots of history! My daughter did their junior ranger challenge that each national park offers and we enjoyed all the knowledge it has to offer. The park rangers are very helpful and enthusiastic about teaching people all the interesting facts about federal hall. Worth a visit if you're a fan of history, young or old!
My daughters and I had a fabulous time. Got there a little late so we didn't have time to see everything, but that just means we have to go back! Definitely take advantage of the Jr. Ranger program if you are visiting with kiddos!
The day I went I couldn't understand why this place was so empty... It's so rich with history, it has amazing architecture, small interesting exhibits and it's free! I highly recommend stepping in off the busy streets of people taking photos of the New York Stock exchange to see this amazing building!
Although the original structure was torn down long ago the current building serves as a monument to the swearing in of George Washington and the original seat of the Federal government before it was moved to Philadelphia, and then Washington DC. Of particular interest is the original stone where Washington stood to take the oath is inside the building while his statue outside the building marks the spot. The rest of the facility describes the History of the building as the main customs house for NY. The Junior Ranger program here is pretty good and easy for kids to do on their own in a pretty fast amount of time compared to others.
If you haven't stopped in here yet, you need to. This beautiful building contains a treasure of great history in the heart of Manhattan. The tour guides are impressive. And it's free!