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Federal Hall National Memorial

New York, New York, United States

26 Wall St.
New York, New York, United States
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Overall Experience: 6 / 10
Date Visited: Saturday, October 4, 2008

Federal Hall National Memorial is the site of the first Federal Hall of the United States. At this location, George Washington took his Presidential Oath. The building was destroyed and rebuilt twice. The current building was used for different government purposes, and today is used as a museum housing several historical and political exhibits. The building itself is based on a Greek/Roman architecture and is quite nice inside.

There are several tours offered providing a history lesson about the building and the historical events that took place at the site. The tour guide was pretty good, providing some interesting stories.

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We visited the museum as part of the Open House NY event. Normally, the museum is only open during the week. The museum is fairly small. You could look through most of the exhibits in about 30 minutes. We also stayed for a tour that took about 30 minutes.

The tour guide was a US Ranger, and he was fairly enthusiastic. He talked about the history of the building and what it was used for throughout different time periods. I quite enjoyed his tour.

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