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Federal Hall National Memorial

26 Wall Street was the site of New York City's 18th century City Hall. Here John Peter Zenger was jailed, tried, and acquitted of libel for exposing government corruption in his newspaper, an early victory for freedom of the press. City Hall hosted the Stamp Act Congress, which assembled in October 1765, to protest "taxation without representation." After the American Revolution, the Continental Congress met at City Hall, and in 1787 adopted the Northwest Ordinance establishing procedures for creating new states.

Car - Parking in downtown Manhattan is extremely limited and extremely expensive. Driving is not recommended.


Public Transportation - Frequent service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week by subway and bus. The #2 and #3 subway trains stop at Wall and William Streets, one block east of Federal Hall. The #4 and #5 subway trains stop at Wall Street and Broadway, one block west of Federal Hall. J, M and Z subway trains stop at Wall and Broad Streets Monday through Friday. Bus service is provided by route M-15 on Water Street, three blocks to the east. See www.mta.info for shedules and information.

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