Federal Hall National Memorial

The Federal Hall National Memorial is considered one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in New York City. George Washington took his oath of office in front of the building. It also served as the first federal executive office structure, after first being used by the New York City government. The first Congress struggled with issues surrounding forming a new county within the original building's walls, and John Jay called the first Supreme Court into session at this location. As the U.S. grew, this building became part of the country’s treasury department.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Federal Hall National Memorial

Start your visit at the Gateway to America: Discover New York Harbor Visitor Information Center, where you can learn more about this attraction and others in New York City. Then, tour the Washington Inaugural Gallery to see parts of the original Federal Hall, which workers demolished in 1842. You can also see the Bible that George Washington used to take his oath of office and other artifacts from his inauguration. You may also want to shop in the Museum Store.

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How To Get To Federal Hall National Memorial

Federal Hall National Memorial is in New York City’s Financial District. If you are leaving Central Park, head northwest on Grand Army Plaza. Turn on West 59th Street and right on 5th Avenue. Turn left on East 57th Street. Turn right on 2nd Avenue and left on East 42nd Street. Follow the signs to get on FDR Drive, and then take Exit 1 off FDR Drive. Merge onto South Street. Then, turn right on Broad Street and right on South William Street. Turn left on Pine Street, and your destination will be on your left. 


26 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005

Fee: Entry Fee (per person)

There is no entrance fee.

Make memories that will last a lifetime by visiting Federal Hall in New York City. The best way to see this location and others nearby is to bring your RV. If you do not have one, then you can rent one on RVshare. You will appreciate history more when you visit the locations where it took place.