Top Attractions

10 Top Tours

by Alyssa Grossman, 05/14/2013

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  • City Hall Tours
    Built between 1803 and 1812, City Hall is where you'll still find the mayor's office and City Council chambers—not to mention an abundance of architectural details and historical lore. The three-story landmark building, one of the oldest continuously used city halls in the country, is full of fascinating elements including towering columns, arched windows and an elegant staircase and Pantheon-inspired dome. See 19th-century portraits and a desk once used by George Washington inside the Governor's Room, a space that has hosted the likes of Marquis de Lafayette, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln; gaze at the official Seal of the City of New York and a statue of Thomas Jefferson with the Declaration of Independence inside the Council Chamber; and take in beautiful design details at every turn. Tours are free and take place throughout the week. 

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