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  Landmarks

On this site on April 30, 1789, George Washington stood on a balcony overlooking Wall Street and was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. The old building on the site had been used as New York's city hall and had hosted some of the first congregations of the colonies in the lead-up to the American Revolution, such as the Stamp Act Congress. After the revolution the building, now Federal Hall, briefly housed Congress, the Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices before the national capital moved to Philadelphia. The current building dates to 1842 and was used first as a Customs House, then later the US Sub-Treasury (millions of dollars of gold and silver were kept in the basement vaults). Today the building is maintained by the National Park Service as a museum dedicated to the history of the site. Guided tours of the building are available, or you can just walk in and look up at the rotunda and view some of the artifacts, such as the bible Washington used in his inauguration ceremony.

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About Federal Hall

 26 Wall St

 Nearest Transit: Broad St (Lines: J,M,Z)

 +1 212 825-699

 http://www.nps.gov

Federal Hall and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange(0.1 km)
A historic site, not least because of the Black Thursday crash of the Exchange on 24 October 1929 and the subsequent sell-off panic which started on Black Tuesday, 29 October, precipitating the worldwide Great Depression of the early 1930s.

23 Wall Street

23 Wall Street(0 km)
Located across from the Stock Exchange is this imposing office building which was constructed in 1914 and served as the headquarters of JP Morgan.

Trump Building

Trump Building(0 km)
A very impressive skyscraper which was completed in 1930 and surpassed the height of the nearby Woolworth Building, making it the tallest building in the world until the Chrysler Building was completed just a month later (which in turn lost that title to the Empire State Building less than a year later).

National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian(0.5 km)
Housed in the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, this Smithsonian museum is the New York branch of the National Museum of the American Indian (the other branches are in Washington, D.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge(1.1 km)
From its intersection with Park Row (just east of City Hall) you can walk (takes about 20-30 minutes each way), bike, or drive across the historic and iconic bridge to Brooklyn.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church(0.2 km)
An Episcopalian (Anglican) church and parish was first established on this site in 1697 under charter by King William III.

Woolworth Building

Woolworth Building(0.6 km)
One of the oldest and most famous of New York's skyscrapers (dubbed the 'Cathedral of Commerce'), the neo-Gothic Woolworth Building was completed in 1913 and was the world's tallest building until 1930.

New York City Hall

New York City Hall(0.7 km)
On a triangular city block between Broadway, Park Row and Chambers Street sits City Hall, a gorgeous gleaming white building completed in 1812 and still serves as the home of certain city government functions, such as the office of the mayor.

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