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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Address: 44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045
Phone Number: 212 720-6130
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which...
You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds 900 tons of gold.
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Great place for a tour. You need to go to their website and reserve 1 month in advance. They tour Mon- Fri. at 13 or 14h. There is only 25 places for each hour and some days... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great place for a tour. You need to go to their website and reserve 1 month in advance. They tour Mon- Fri. at 13 or 14h. There is only 25 places for each hour and some days there is no tour available. You also have to arrive 30 min. early for security check!! You need government issued photo is i.d.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A fascinating experience, made even better by the fact that it was free! You have to time ticket buying perfectly as the tickets come out a month before the tour, and at local time. Places are very limited so make sure you keep an eye open for them. The tour guide was absolutely brilliant, and knew her stuff. She was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

First off, make sure your aware of the booking procedure as the places go fast!! Really interesting tour and is only an hour so if the economics go over your head the visit to the gold vault five stories underground is worth a visit alone! Our guide Maureen was very knowledgeable and made for an even more enjoyable experience Also,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Was lucky to be able to book one of the free tours they have of the building. Very interesting to see the vault were the gold is kept.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I've been to NYC several times so thought this tour would be something different than the usual tourist things. The actual booking process was quite time-consuming and required logging on pretty much as soon as the tour date opened up, but I finally managed to get a place. I was meeting a friend in the city that week so had... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As it was said before - you have to book your place 30 days in advance and there are only 50 persons allowed per day. It makes the whole reservation process rather challenging. We even changed our initial travel plan just to take this tour! We came to the Bank 30 minutes in advance, went through security screening, took the... More 

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Buckingham,England
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The booking process is quite frustrating as you need to book approx 6 am New York Time 30 days in advance online. Once you have secured a slot you receive a confirmation email detailing that you need to have photo ID and be prepared to go through airport style security before you are allowed on the tour. The museum is... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It is a good idea to book the tour in advance as the limit the number of people that can go on it. You can get there from the Fulton St. subway station which is close by. There is security screening when you go in and they recommend you get there 30 minutes before your tour. You can book it... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Visit this wonderful building mainly to view the gold vault. 7000+ tonnes of gold, stored at the lowest point in Manhattan (right on the bedrock). Do not forget to take your glares with you though (just kidding). Booking this free tour requires some perseverance and alacrity, as only 25 spots are on offer, twice a day. Book online by visiting... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This Government Bank is one of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks and issues US currency. Five stories below ground is one of the largest storehouses for international gold. The gold is guarded by 90 ton doors. It is built in the Italian Renaissance style. It was built in 1924 and covers a whole block. You can just imagine how much... More 

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