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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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Make sure this is on your itinerary!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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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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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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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