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Federal Hall National Memorial

Thousands of visitors and locals alike pass Manhattan’s Federal Hall every day without knowing exactly what’s inside. Relive many great events in history that happened here, such as George Washington’s inauguration, the first Congress, and the approval of the United States Bill of Rights.

  • 1.

    The Inauguration Room

    The Inauguration Room

    Travel west around the rotunda to be in the room of the first inauguration.

  • 2.

    One of the First Treasuries

    One of the First Treasuries

    Head downstairs to and find the glass door and vaults.

  • 3.

    Burn The Papers

    Burn The Papers

    Next head to the northwest corner to see room 3.

  • 4.

    Old Wall Street

    Old Wall Street

    Head to the southeast corner to check out room 1.

  • 5.

    Federal Hall

    Federal Hall

    Step inside history with a visit to the birthplace of American government.

  • 6.

    The Atrium

    The Atrium

    Striking architecture and decor reflect the ideals of a young republic.

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