Federal Hall National Monument
26 Wall Street, Town and Davis, architects 1933-42
The current building is named for the original Federal Hall, perhaps the most historic site in the entire country, where two centuries ago American democracy was born. From 1785 to 1790, New York served as the first capital of the brand-new United States of America. It was in Federal Hall that Congress met for the first time, adopted the Bill of Rights and created the Departments of State, War and Treasury, and the United States Supreme Court. Today Federal Hall serves as a museum operated by the National Park Service and visitor’s information center for Heritage New York.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 42.413′ N, 74° 0.607′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Wall Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Wall Street, New York NY 10005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
More about this marker. This marker has been removed and replaced by a new version with the title Federal Hall National Memorial.
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