Exploring DowntownA majestic statue of George Washington stands on the front steps of Federal Hall in memory of Washington's inauguration as the country's first president - which happened on this spot on April 30th, 1789. The current building is named for the original Federal Hall, perhaps the most historic site in the entire country, where more than 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.
|Placed By||The Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 8:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583619 N 4506690|
|Decimal Degrees||40.70688333, -74.01011667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.413', W 74° 0.607'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 24.78" N, 74° 0' 36.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||212, 646, 917, 347, 718|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 30 Wall St, New York NY 10005, US|
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