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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 #457 of 851 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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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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107 reviews 107 reviews
7 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had been watching the website for months leading up to our 4-day trip to NYC, knowing we only had one shot at the guided tour. Finally - a week before we took off, guided tours opened up for Friday, May 8. We successfully booked two guided tours, received email confirmations, printed our guided tour tickets and planned our day around... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

You need to book this trip in advance so check out the banks web site The tour lasts about 60 minutes and the lady who showed us around could not have been better, she gave us just enough history to be informative but not too much to make us feel we had returned to the classroom The building itself is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I liked walking by here as it was very reminisicent of the Die Hard with a Vengence movie when they rob the bank. Seurity was intense around all the streets in this area. Right around the corner from the stattan island ferry and the raging bull.

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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

15 years ago I toured the NY Fed with my sister & it was a highlight of our trip to the Big Apple - I've still got the small bundle of shredded bank notes in my study at home (but these momentoes are no available)... Unfortunately my recent repeat trip didn't live up to youthful memories... The guided tour was... More

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We only managed to book a non-guided tour (all tours are free) so we were unable to see the gold vault. The museum was informative and the architecture was interesting, but overall a little disappointing considering the amount of time you need to book in advance. I'm not sure if the gold vault tour would make this a great place... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We did the guided vault tour which does have to be booked in advance but is FREE! The tour doesn't last very long and while you get to see, and pass through, the largest vault in the world, everything is still held behind bars. You get to see maybe 20 gold blocks of the 533,000 stored down there (each worth... More

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Newburgh, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We decided to visit the Fed at the last minute. The full tour (where you actually get to see the gold vault) was not available the week we were visiting NYC, and to register for self-guided tours requires at least 24 hours because of security so plan ahead. The museum is fascinating and has LOTS of information. This is a... More

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