Standing in front of the building and reading about George Washington having been sworn into office here and how this building used to serve as the the US Treasury, made us desperately wish we had allocated more time to take the 'free tour' available at the Federal Hall, which we were unaware of when we visited last week.
The Statue of George Washington is nice and its ironic that he is staring at the NY Stock Exchange building, as if he is pondering the actions that take place there on a daily basis. Made us wonder if this historical figure would have been proud or disappointed in how events have unfolded in this area in recent years. Nevertheless, the Federal Hall seemed a highly overshadowed attraction, surrounded by the awe of being on Wall Street.
It will be a priority visit for us on our next trip to NYC, seeming to be something not to be missed during a visit to the financial district.