Federal Hall Has The Bible That George Washington Used To Take The Oath Of Office

01/19/2021 in
Federal Hall Has The Bible That George Washington Used To Take The Oath Of Office

Plans for this year’s Inauguration Day ceremony look a little different than those in years past due to safety and social-distancing precautions, but the event will still take place in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. As a reminder, the first presidential inauguration was held right here in Lower Manhattan, on the steps of Federal Hall. Now a national memorial, Federal Hall still has George Washington’s inaugural bible, a King James edition printed in London just a decade or two before Washington was sworn in. Untapped Cities has a compelling read on the bible’s history — and more Federal Hall artifacts. Highly recommend.. 

photo: National Parks Service

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