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“Such hstory” 4 of 5 stars
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Federal Hall
26 Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005-1996 (Financial District)
(212) 825-6990
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Ranked #237 of 634 Attractions in New York City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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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.
New York City, New York
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“Such hstory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

A little piece of old America, right here in our own backyard.

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“Where George Washington took his oath”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Must see for history buffs. Not only did Washington take his oath on these steps it is also where NY began.

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“Little known, but very cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

We stepped into Federal Hall having no idea what it was, but wanted to get out of the pouring rain. Luckily we stepped into history! The exhibits are interesting (one on Alexander Hamilton, one on George Washington's inauguration etc.) and we learned things about both men.

There were hardly any other visitors (which is sad) so we asked one of the Park Rangers to tell us about the actual building as most of the exhibits talk about what USED to be there, not what is there now. He chatted with us for about 20 minutes, telling us all kind of cool facts and showing us things that aren't on any displays. It's a beautiful building with lots of history and he knew his stuff! I wish more people knew about Federal Hall as it's worth a visit and it's FREE!

Definitely stop by if you are in the Financial District. It's a hidden gem...

Visited January 2012
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“Where Washington was Inaugurated President”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

It may not be the original building, but it's an interesting site to visit and learn about the beginning of our nation.

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“Include On Your Financial District Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This should be included when you're way downtown, especially since it's a block from Trinity Church and across from the NYSE. Gives a good overview of the history of the early Republic as well as that of New York. And special exhibits can be very interesting.

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