Federal Hall National Memorial | VISITOR CENTER

Visitor Center at Federal Hall

Visitor Center at Federal Hall

While there is no National Park Service visitor center at Federal Hall National Memorial in the traditional sense—a standalone building—there is a large exhibit room located off of the main hallway that is dedicated to places to visit in the New York City area, with a focus on other National Park properties. It is run jointly by the National Park Service and NYC & Company. There is also a book and souvenir store in the exhibit room, and you may find a park Ranger at the sales desk. If not, there will be a few out in the rotunda of the museum.

Exhibits on the National Parks in the New York City area

Exhibits on the National Parks in the New York City area

The exhibit is set up based on topics such as Federal Hall, New York Harbor, Military, Aviation, Nature, Immigration, etc., and visitors interested in such topics can learn about other National Parks in New York City that fall under these categories. Printed brochures for all of the parks are available, plus maps and guides to New York City in general. Thus, this is a combination of a National Park Service and a New York City Chamber of Commerce visitor center.

Immigration-related parks such as Ellis Island, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument

Immigration-related parks such as Ellis Island, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument

In addition to information, there are some artifacts on display. Two buttons from a military waistcoat worn by George Washington and old passports and immigration cards issued at Ellis Island are two examples of such memorabilia.

Buttons from George Washington’s military waistcoat

Buttons from George Washington’s military waistcoat

Passports and immigration documents from Ellis Island

Passports and immigration documents from Ellis Island

SCHEDULING YOUR TIME

Give yourself up to 30 minutes to browse through the information and get the brochures you need for your visit to New York City and the National Parks in the surrounding area.

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Last updated on May 28, 2020
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