Friday, July 1, 2016
Adventures in New York City Part 11- Wall Street, Federal Hall and Alexander Hamilton
We visited Federal Hall, which was the first US Capitol Building, and was also the site of George Washington's inauguration.
Federal Hall is managed by the National Park Service now. It is grand, but it has a certain simplicity to it. As far as a National Park unit goes, this is one that can be visited easily in less than an hour, and you can cover it thoroughly. To be honest, I was much more excited about getting to Grant's Tomb on this trip.
BUT, it is a very important place, and there is SO MUCH history associated with it, AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.
ADDING to the unpredictable, chaotic New York vibe here, there were people from the LaRouche PAC speaking, and handing out literature, right in front of Federal Hall!
Right in the area is Trinity Church, one of the richest churches around, financially, and historically. Their burial grounds are full of historic figures, and we wanted to stop by to see Alexander Hamilton. There he is, under that skinny pyramid.
After walking all around New York, we stopped by Champs Deli for sandwiches, which were great! We were able to enjoy our delicious meals by a window, over looking the Trinity Church cemetery. We felt like we were having lunch with Mr. Hamilton, who was in our view the entire time.