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Federal Hall, New York City

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Federal Hall, built in 1700 as New York's City Hall, later served as the first capitol building of the United States of America under the Constitution, as well as the site of George Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States. It was also where the United States Bill of Rights was introduced in the First Congress. The building was demolished in 1812.Federal Hall National Memorial was built in 1842 as the United States Custom House, on the site of the old Federal Hall on Wall Street, and later served as a sub-Treasury building. It is now operated by the National Park Service as a national memorial commemorating the historic events that occurred there.HistoryHistoric buildingThe original structure on the site was built as New York's second City Hall in 1700, on Wall Street, in what is today the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. In 1735, John Peter Zenger, an American newspaper publisher, was arrested for committing libel against the British royal governor and was imprisoned and tried there. His acquittal on the grounds that the material he had printed was true established freedom of the press as it was later defined in the Bill of Rights.
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  • From some of my past reviews, you'll realize that I'm a amongst other things... a history buff. The original Federal Hall is where George Washington was sworn in as our first President of the United S...  read more »
  • I never knew George Washington signed the Declaration of Independence here. Federal Hall National Memorial is a sight to see, having stood here since 1700. What a historical piece of concrete still st...  read more »
  • A historic building in the United States. It is worth to visit and, make free visits.
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  • If you're someone who enjoys interesting items relating to important historical events, this is an awesome place to check out. George Washington took the oath as the first President of the United States on this site. The site also served as many different functions. Located right on Wall Street.
  • In this year of #FindYourPark, Federal Hall is a relatively unknown site within the National Park System. A great place to explore in Lower Manhattan in this, the centennial year of the National Park Service. The rangers provide free tours of our nation's first capitol and there is a nice bookstore. There are clean restrooms that are open to the public in the basement area. A nice find in the National Park Service.
  • Such a magnificent building; haven't got a chance to go in yet. But enjoyed the many pictures I have taken.
  • Wall Street. The Federal Hall is where Washington took his oath as the First President of the United Stated. Around the corner is the New York Stock Exchange. The center of the financial world. Every company in the world who wants money wants to be here. “On this site in Federal Hall April 30 1789, George Washington took the oath as the first president of the United States of America.” - As written on the statue of Washington at the Federal Hall on Wall Street.
  • Great place to look around and see content from when Washington was being sworn in and the buildings use through out history.
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