Travel Guide

Manhattan, New York City 


City Hall 

New York City's City Hall is located at City Hall Park, north of Wall Street in Downtown Manhattan. It is a grand building constructed from 1803 to 1812 and today the office of New York City's mayor and chambers of the city's council. City Hall is the oldest city hall in the United States and has been declared a National Historical Landmark. The exterior architecture of the building is French Renaissance and the interior designs are American-Georgian.
New York City Hall
New York City Hall by Momos

Visitors can take a guided tour of City Hall, which last about an hour. The tours are held throughout the weekdays and require advanced reservations. However, no reservation is required for tours on Wednesdays (starting at 12:00 p.m.) but is on a first-come first-serve basis. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Governor's Room where there is a writing table once used by George Washington. Visitors will also get to see the collection of sculptures and paintings of various U.S. presidents, New York's governors and mayors, and other notable figures.

City Hall Park, New York City
City Hall Park by Momos

A trip to City Hall would not be complete without making a short visit to City Hall Park. This is a small park and of historical significance since this is the site of the first American protest against the British. Though a small park, it is nevertheless a scenic park with its manicured lawns, flower beds, and shady trees - providing momentary relief from the hectic pace of life in New York City.

Location: 260 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

Website: New York City Government 


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