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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 #376 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds 900 tons of gold.
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Brabrand, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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71 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Book this tour on-line a month in advance. Do remember to bring your printed confirmation & ID or security will not let you in. I took my kids, ages 14 & 6 and they both found it educational & fascinating to see the display of the fake currencies. The highlight of this tour was the viewing of the gold bars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The trip is required to be booked in advance so one needs to check out the fed.banks web site . The tour lasts about 60 minutes . lady guide who showed us around gave us just enough history to be informative but not too much to make us feel we had returned to attend our class room of school .... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Over hyped, excessive security (need to take passport to enter), stroppy boring "couldn't be bothered" guide. However, it was interesting and the building is beautiful.

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long island ny
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Hard to book. Need to book on line one month in advance. My friends and I were trying for years. Got it right this time. Morning one month in advance. Free tour. Really cool building and very enjoyable tour. Questions from the group made it even more interesting. Close to 9 11 museum which needs to be booked in advance... More

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I got up at midnight and went to my computer on the day reservations were going to be accepted for the date a month away when I wanted to take the tour. I'd been disappointed in previous attempts. This time I succeeded. Arriving at the building on the day, I was turned away by the guard because I had only... More

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