Today, the original first National Bank Building of the United States of America is part of Independence National Historical Park and is not open to the public. It is not safe or comfortable for visitors to occupy the space as there is no reliably working air conditioning or heating system, no fire suppression system, an outmoded electric system, insufficient accessibility and egress and no public bathroom. The roof will need to be replaced and windows rehabilitated. Exhibits to connect with modern visitors will enhance their experience.
Every day this building sits vacant, is one more day visitors do not have the opportunity to experience one of the most important artifacts of our nation. It provides an opportunity to bring the legacy of Alexander Hamilton to life in the park that is dedicated to the birth and early growth of the United States. This building represents the untold story of what made our country a great nation and it is time to learn about our nation’s first central bank in the actual space.
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First Bank of the United States of America
All funds donated will be used solely for the purpose
of the restoration project.