Federal Hall National Memorial

Federal Hall National Memorial Birthplace of American Government Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices.
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Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.

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#OTD in 1777 the #SecondContinentalCongress sent The #ArticlesofConfederation to the states #DYK it was not ratified by ...
11/15/2020

#OTD in 1777 the #SecondContinentalCongress sent The #ArticlesofConfederation to the states

#DYK it was not ratified by all states until didn’t March 1, 1781?

Thank you African Burial Ground National Monument for this information
11/14/2020

Thank you African Burial Ground National Monument for this information

Submit your artwork to the African Burial Ground National Monument for our Kwanzaa 2020 virtual celebration!

Personal art pieces could be poems, digital art, sketches, drawings, photos, paintings, short prose, and more.

Please use the following prompt:
What does Kwanzaa and/or the African Burial Ground mean to you?

Selected artwork will be featured daily December 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021, during our Kwanzaa 2020 virtual celebration on our page: @AfricanBurialGround

Deadline for submitting artwork: November 30, 2020

Please email your submissions to: [email protected]

#Kwanzaa #AfricanBurialGround #NPS #FindYourPark

#OTD in 1789 #BenjaminFranklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
11/13/2020

#OTD in 1789 #BenjaminFranklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"

Happy #NPS to everyone! #thankfulthursday
11/12/2020

Happy #NPS to everyone! #thankfulthursday

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11/11/2020
What Veterans Day means

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This message is one of many messages related to our diverse community’s numerous unique holidays, including cultural, historic, and religious observances throughout the year. I am likely to write about the holidays or cultural observances that mean the most to you as they occur throughout the year...

#OTD in 1775 The #SecondContinentalCongress forms #ContinentalMarines, precursor to the #UnitedStatesMarineCorps.Contine...
11/10/2020

#OTD in 1775 The #SecondContinentalCongress forms #ContinentalMarines, precursor to the #UnitedStatesMarineCorps.

Continental Marines land at New Providence during the Battle of Nassau
V. Zveg for the Navy Art Collection • Public domain

Happy #MindfulMonday
11/09/2020

Happy #MindfulMonday

George Washington Is looking beautiful this #Sundayfunday
11/08/2020

George Washington Is looking beautiful this #Sundayfunday

#SaturdayShoutout to everyone pumped for the weekend
11/07/2020

#SaturdayShoutout to everyone pumped for the weekend

Thank you New York Harbor Parks for this historic information
11/06/2020

Thank you New York Harbor Parks for this historic information

This week in history: On November 3rd 1881, James Renwick wrote a letter to John Quincy Adams Ward. He requested that the statue of Washington that Ward was creating at the time, should be placed in front of the Sub-Treasury (now known as Federal Hall).
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#ThankfulThursday we want to thank everyone who follows, retweets, comments & likes our posts.
11/05/2020

#ThankfulThursday we want to thank everyone who follows, retweets, comments & likes our posts.

#WaybackWednesday #DKY on this date in 1845 the First nationally observed uniform #electionday in US
11/04/2020

#WaybackWednesday #DKY on this date in 1845 the First nationally observed uniform #electionday in US

#OTD in 1796 #JohnAdams elected as 2nd #president of the #UnitedStatesofAmerican Artist Gilbert StuartTitle John Adams
11/03/2020

#OTD in 1796 #JohnAdams elected as 2nd #president of the #UnitedStatesofAmerican

Artist
Gilbert Stuart
Title
John Adams

#MindfulMonday It is a new week and a new month make sure you visit every #NationalPark you can
11/02/2020

#MindfulMonday It is a new week and a new month make sure you visit every #NationalPark you can

Today is #daylightsavings, don't forget to set your clocks back an hour
11/01/2020

Today is #daylightsavings, don't forget to set your clocks back an hour

The storm has cleared and we're ready for visitors! #halloween2020
10/31/2020

The storm has cleared and we're ready for visitors! #halloween2020

#FactFriday Thank you America Revolution Institute for telling this story and letting us share with our visitors
10/30/2020
The Heroic Jeffrey Brace - The American Revolution Institute

#FactFriday Thank you America Revolution Institute for telling this story and letting us share with our visitors

The story of Jeffrey Brace, a black soldier of the Revolutionary War, is recorded in a memoir of enslavement, heroic service, and freedom published in 1810.

Happy #ThoughtfulThursday
10/29/2020

Happy #ThoughtfulThursday

Federal Hall National Memorial friends please check out St.Paul’s Church National Historic Site special program this Sat...
10/28/2020

Federal Hall National Memorial friends please check out St.Paul’s Church National Historic Site special program this Saturday

Learn about 1774: the Year the Revolution Began, through a distance presentation, shared platform, by Ray Raphael, a best selling author of many books on the era of the American Revolution, on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 31, at 1 PM. For registration: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=5406CE26-C7A3-FCE0-2C0F64A11B003CD4

#DYK on #OTD in 1787 The #Federalist articles appeared in three #NewYork newspapers?
10/27/2020

#DYK on #OTD in 1787 The #Federalist articles appeared in three #NewYork newspapers?

#OTD in 1774 #FirstContinentalCongress adjourns in #Philadelphia?
10/26/2020

#OTD in 1774 #FirstContinentalCongress adjourns in #Philadelphia?

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10/25/2020

Thank you African Burial Ground National Monument for posting this information and letting us share

Visiting The Outdoor Memorial

While all indoor areas and restroom facilities remain closed, the African Burial Ground National Monument has reopened the outdoor memorial. To access the outdoor memorial, we ask the public to follow the guidelines below.

Groups less than 10:
No reservation necessary.
Visitation is allowed during regular operating hours of Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm

Groups of 10 or more:
A reservation is required.
Please call 212-238-4367 or email [email protected] to make a reservation.

When visiting, the National Park Service encourages you to follow CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Practice social distancing. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and others.

Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

#SaturdayShoutout to all our #NationalParks users
10/24/2020

#SaturdayShoutout to all our #NationalParks users

Good morning, it's Thursday!
10/22/2020

Good morning, it's Thursday!

#WayBackWednesday #OpenHouseNewYork2019 On Sat, Oct. 19th, at #FederalHall , that when historian Charles Starks give a t...
10/21/2020

#WayBackWednesday #OpenHouseNewYork2019 On Sat, Oct. 19th, at #FederalHall , that when historian Charles Starks give a talk on #GeorgeMcAneny and #historicpreservation.

#OTD on October 20, 1803, the #Senate approved for ratification a treaty with #France by which the #UnitedStates purchas...
10/20/2020

#OTD on October 20, 1803, the #Senate approved for ratification a treaty with #France by which the #UnitedStates purchased the #LouisianaTerritory.

#OTD in 1765 #StampActCongress meets in #NewYorkCity at City Hall and writes the Declaration of Rights and Grievances
10/19/2020

#OTD in 1765 #StampActCongress meets in #NewYorkCity at City Hall and writes the Declaration of Rights and Grievances

#OTD in #1776 Battle of #Pelham: Colonel #JohnGlover & #Marblehead regiment meet #British Forces in #Bronx
10/18/2020

#OTD in #1776 Battle of #Pelham: Colonel #JohnGlover & #Marblehead regiment meet #British Forces in #Bronx

#OTD in 1777 British General #JohnBurgoyne surrenders at #Saratoga during the #AmericanRevolutionaryWarThe painting is #...
10/17/2020

#OTD in 1777 British General #JohnBurgoyne surrenders at #Saratoga during the #AmericanRevolutionaryWar

The painting is #British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga, on October 17, 1777 and was a turning point in the war

#Fearless #Friday . It’s the weekend . Take time to  visit National Parks
10/16/2020

#Fearless #Friday . It’s the weekend . Take time to visit National Parks

#OTD in 1789 1st presidential tour-George Washington in New England
10/15/2020

#OTD in 1789 1st presidential tour-George Washington in New England

Thank you African Burial Ground National Monument for posting this Updated information
10/14/2020

Thank you African Burial Ground National Monument for posting this Updated information

African Burial Ground N.M. Is Beginning to Increase Recreational Access to Park Grounds

Beginning October 13, 2020, following guidance from the White House, CDC, and state and local public health officials, African Burial Ground N.M. is increasing access to park grounds. News Release with details here: https://www.nps.gov/afbg/learn/news/afbg-operations-mod.htm #NPS #FindYourPark

Image: Outdoor Memorial at the African Burial Ground NM that is now open!

#OTD in 1775 First US #Navy forms when #ContinentalCongress orders construction of a naval fleet#DYK #JohnAdams took an ...
10/13/2020

#OTD in 1775 First US #Navy forms when #ContinentalCongress orders construction of a naval fleet

#DYK #JohnAdams took an active role in the formation of the navy and the drafting of suitable operational regulations.?Painting by John Trumbull, c. 1792–93.

#OTD in 1776 British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx Map of Pell's Point and the surrounding area.
10/12/2020

#OTD in 1776 British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx

Map of Pell's Point and the surrounding area.

Happy Sunday from your friends over at NPS!  #SundayFunday
10/11/2020

Happy Sunday from your friends over at NPS! #SundayFunday

Address

26 Wall Street
New York, NY
10005

The best way to get to Federal Hall is to take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 to Wall St. or J or Z to Broad St.

General information

Free Ranger-Led tours are given at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm. While this is an open forum, it is also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed. -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racist comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Finally, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Department of the Interior. For official information about the U.S. National Park Service, please visit http://www.nps.gov/.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(212) 825-6990

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Here's a copy of Ward's statue at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
February 11th 1784. New York City holds it's first public celebration of General Washington's Birthday. The conversion from the old calendar to the new was also a problem. Washington's birthday was moved from February 11th to February 22nd. This apparently caused a great deal of confusion throughout his lifetime. Frequently one finds dates shown with (New Style, Gregorian Calendar) or (Old Style, Julian Calendar) During his career as a public official and after his retirement to Mount Vernon, Washington appears to have celebrated his birthday on either date. On February 14th 1790, Tobias Lear, Washington's faithful private secretary, responded to a letter of inquiry by writing: "In reply to your wish to know the President’s birthday it will be sufficient to observe that it is on the 11th of February, Old Style; but the Almanac makers have generally set down opposite to the 22nd day of February of the present style; how far that may go towards establishing it on that day I don't know; but I could never consider it any other way than as stealing so many days from his valuable life as is the difference between the old and new styles. With sincere esteem, etc. Tobias Lear" Washington appears to have accepted the new style date in the last years of his life. On February 6, l799, he wrote John Trumbull and mentioned that his granddaughter, Nelly Custis was marrying Lewis, his nephew on his birthday, the 22nd.
One of the highlights of our visit to New York City. Well worth the time to anyone interested in history.
Since everyone is posting pics of "Eureka", I guess I should post mine too from last week. Visiting from California.
Bettina Werner: July 4th, in style, at the Federal Hall National Memorial in her Wall Street neighborhood, highlighted by her “WE THE PEOPLE” Salt Crystal Art Collection. https://www.facebook.com/Bettina.Werner.the.Salt.Queen.woman.of.history/videos/10154207624975600/
Bettina Werner: July 4th, in style, at the Federal Hall National Memorial in her Wall Street neighborhood, highlighted by her “WE THE PEOPLE” Salt Crystal Art Collection. https://www.facebook.com/Bettina.Werner.the.Salt.Queen.woman.of.history/videos/10154207624975600/
(Monica-From The Salt Queen Foundation) Independence Day: WE THE PEOPLE - Salt Crystal Painting by Pioneering Artist Bettina Werner, The Salt Queen