New York City

Federal Hall National Memorial

Site of where Washington took oath as our first president, Federal Hall has a long and varied history. When the Constitution was ratified in 1788, New York was still the national capitol; this national memorial was home to the first Congress and Supreme Court, and even later served as the Sub-Treasury, where millions of dollars in gold and silver were stored. See the first Inaugural Bible, models of the original city hall and federal hall, and other objects. On a tour, learn about the history and architecture of Federal Hall, Washington’s inauguration, the birth of freedom of the press, and more.
 
Contact Info
Address: 26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. New York County. Tel: 212-825-6990. Website: www.nps.gov/feha. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM. Same Day Booking.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue