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Federal Hall

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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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26 Wall St, New York City, NY 10005-1996
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Federal Hall has long history related to New York City. Because it's proximity of the location with the New York Stock Exchange, visitors may even overlook the historic landmark of the building. The building was built in 1703 as New York's City Hall. After...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there on a weekend and was not able to go in. The building is similar to others in the area such as the NYSE which is across the road.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not something we British learn at school but I imagine US children do. This is the place where George Washington took the oath to become the first US President. It was then the site of the entire US government and successively a customs...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit for a excellent history lesson. And it’s FREE. Do not miss the birth place of the first presidential inauguration.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The site where George Washington was sworn in is worth a visit if you are in downtown NYC anyway. It has several exhibits and artifacts. I enjoyed the one that describes the building (the one we were in and previous versions at this site) and...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

George Washington was sworn into the office of President at Federal Hall, and there is on loan the very Bible he used for his oath of office. The architecture and history are wonderful, and the sculpture of Washington outside Federal Hall is outstanding.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

In a quick visit you can get the historical overview. After living in the NYC area my whole life I did learn some interesting tidbits. It doesn’t take long. If you’re in the area I recommend taking 15 or 20 minutes to see it.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is one of the places where everything has begun, the Birthplace of American Democracy. This building is where the first president was inaugurated. and as the poster says "It happened here"

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 21 July 2018

In 1788 a building here which was the original city hall was remodelled and enlarged and in 1789 saw the inauguration of the first American George Washington whose large imposing statue stands in front of the building.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We stumbled across this on our way to the NY Stock Exchange and we were glad we did. It was free to the public and was a nice historical stop (plus it was nice and cool on a hot day). If you are a history...More

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Financial District
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
...More
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