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Federal Hall National Memorial
In New York City
This graceful building occupies the site of the original Federal Hall, where the trial of John Peter Zenger, involving freedom of the press, was held in 1735. The Stamp Act Congress convened here in 1765 and the Second Continental Congress met here in 1785. George Washington took the oath as first U.S. president and the Bill of Rights was adopted here in 1789. The present building was completed in 1842. The statue of Washington is by John Quincy Adams Ward. The site was designated as Federal Hall Memorial National Historic Site in 1939 and redesignated in 1955.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Attending ranger program, self-guided tours of museum, viewing video. Facilities: Museum. Museum shop. Programs & Events: Self-guided tours, ranger-led programs and tours, orientation video (daily). Seasonal activities and special events available. Tips & Hints: Use mass transit to get to memorial. Busiest July and Aug., least crowded Jan. and Feb.
FEES & HOURS
Free. Memorial open weekdays 9-5.
HOW TO GET THERE
The 7th Ave. 2 and 3 subway trains stop at Wall and William Sts., one block east of Federal Hall. The Lexington Ave. 4 and 5 subway trains stop at Wall St. and Broadway, one block west of Federal Hall. On weekdays, the J, M, and Z subway trains stop at Wall and Broad Sts. Frequent bus service is provided by route M-6 on Broadway, one block to the west, and by route M-15 on Water St., three blocks to the east. Closest airports: JFK and LaGuardia (New York); Newark (New Jersey).
Federal Hall National Memorial (26 Wall St., New York, NY 10005, tel. 212/825-6888, fax 212/825-6874).
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