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Museum of American Finance

Address: 48 Wall Street, Ok, New York City, NY 10005 (Formerly Museum of American Financial History) (Financial District)
Phone Number: 212-908-4110
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Ranked #150 of 614 Attractions in New York City
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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San Antonio, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Do not visit this venue without calling to verify that they will be open and for how long! I really enjoyed my visit to this museum, but I would have liked to spend more time there. We arrived on a Tuesday at around noon and were taking in the fascinating exhibits when, at about 1pm, a woman rushed up and... More 

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Canberra
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a relatively small museum, but is very informative and has a comprehensive range of interesting displays. The building itself (former Bank of New York headquarters) is worth seeing. We had a great time, helped by having a tour guide with a good sense of humour as he related some of the more infamous parts of America's financial history.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Stumbled across the Mu$eum of American Finance when our original plans to see the 9/11 museum were changed because of long lines. This museum was a great find & we all had a very enjoyable time exploring our financial system.

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Bellingham, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What do the sponsors hope to achieve with this museum? Only a couple of concepts clearly emerge: (1) the Fed is on the job (so maybe the rest of us can sleep more easily); (2) Alexander Hamilton was brilliant and we have a lot to thank him for. The rest of the exhibit consists of displays of uninformative artifacts (like,... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Get a grip on the monetary history of the USA. See lifelike statues of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr duelling. Listen to Woodrow Wilson assuage citizens during the Depression. Great stuff...Worth visiting once, at least.

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London England
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373 reviews 373 reviews
161 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is the closest that anyone who is not in the Financial sector will get to understanding what life is like on Wall Street. It's full of very informative pieces about the history of Wall Street, stocks, shares, bonds and investments with lots of detail explaining exactly what goes on and how for the every day person to understand. Well... More 

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Pomona
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been coming hete since this museum opened. I love it. Exhibits change often and price is veru reasonable. Great gift shop too. Food vender outside is very good and there is an imdoor court to eat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The place has a great review of the American finance history, beginning from the first days of the American country until nowadays. We've learned a lot about how the economy of the US was built, the struggles of Alexander Hamilton building it and to today's struggles. The coin and bills collection is amazing, the visual guides are very unique and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we found this on wall street and went in as it was free for students. it was very interesting and there was a free tour. The guide was very friendly and helpful and the giftshop was pretty reasonably priced too

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you're interested in the history and economics of American finance or the brilliance of Alexander Hamilton, this small museum is an excellent and worthy destination. It is well organized and uncluttered, informative and comprehensive. When we attended in the fall, the crowd was small and we could wander at leisure. With the NYSE closed, this is the best stop... More 

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