Federal Hall National Memorial [NY]
Federal Hall National Memorial is the site where George Washington took the oath of office as the first U.S. President, as well as the site of the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, an 1842 Greek Revival Customs House, later served as part of the U.S. Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to the first President and the beginnings of the United States of America. The memorial presents information on the first Presidential Inauguration, with the first inaugural Bible serving as a collection highlight.
The memorial offers self-guided tours; guided tours and talks on a wide variety of subjects; a walking lecture of the 1776 Battle for New York, intended for high school seniors at the youngest; guided tours of lower Manhattan; exhibits; and curriculumbased programs.