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Federal Hall, New York City

#17 of 118 in Historic Sites in New York City
Architectural Building · Historic Site
Visit the birthplace of American democracy at Federal Hall. The current Neoclassical structure was erected on the site of the nation's first central government, which was demolished in 1812. Since 1842, when it was completed, the building changed purpose several times. Today it serves as a national memorial and museum exhibiting artifacts related to George Washington's inauguration and the First Amendment--the freedom of the press in particular. A visit to Federal Hall represents just the start of the adventure when you use our New York City road trip planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • Great historical building. You can’t imagine financial downtown without its neoclassical (if I’m not mistaken) exterior and George Washington statue. There’s also quite interesting free museum...  more »
  • Very good landmark to visit when exploring NYC Financial District. A lot of nation's history is captured in this museum exhibits. It's rather unassuming considering the foundations of the country are....  more »
  • They have really nice exhibits. Also, I saw Alexander Hamilton's first books in here such as Production Reports. I met some extra ordinary enlightened people in here. It felt nice that see true American Intellectual in museums.
  • Great place to visit history. They have two really good exhibits right now. One on Alexander Hamilton and one on Art work done by the US Coast Guard (Puddle Pirates)Sorry guys it's that inter service ribbing.😊
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