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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045 (Financial District)
212 720-6130
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Ranked #369 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Tours, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds 900 tons of gold.

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Buckingham,England
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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275 reviews 275 reviews
96 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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124 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Taylors, South Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband and brother-in-law took this tour and loved it. They came back with lots of information to share and enjoyed seeing the gold in the basement. It is free, but you cannot reserve this tour more than 30 days ahead and the few spots fill up quickly. I reserved 2 spots early in the morning 30 days prior and... More

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Brabrand, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A visit in the Federal bank is exclusive a feeling of meeting the history and a terrific guide into todays bank policy handling, told by the federal Bank guide. clear and interesting. And then you see the place where all the gold are:-)

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Alvesta, Sweden
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband wanted to do the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan which offered free guided tours, lasting about 60 minutes, however it did feel a lot shorter. You have to go on line to book a time. The tour group itself was small only 6 of us but it was very interesting. We were taken in a lift that... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It takes a long time to get reservations to see the vault and do the tour but it was very interesting. We got to tour the gold vault and see actual transactions taking place just a couple feet from us (we were told this is rare though).

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Ballarat, Australia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
71 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan offers free guided tours, lasting about 50 minutes. There are only a couple of times each day, about 20 spots in each, and places must be booked via the Fed Reserve website. The highlight of the tour is a visit down to the gold vaults, where it is a case of "look, don't... More

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Yorkville, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love visiting unique places and this is unlike anything else I have ever seen. Standing there with all the gold from different countries is certainly memorable. It is educational to learn about the role gold played in foreign currency in this country. If you are in New York, it is definitely worth a visit.

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