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Museum of American Finance

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Address: 48 Wall Street, Ok, New York City, NY 10005 (Formerly Museum of American Financial History)
Phone Number: 212-908-4110
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A Mark, a Yen, a Buck, or a Pound

If you are interested in the world of finance this museum is a must see. Located in a former Bank of New York branch near the NYSE, the architecture inside the old bank alone is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you have read any of my other reviews of Wall Street, you will realize that there is little to actually see on Wall Street. The exceptions are Federal Hall and the Museum of American Finance. If you have dedicated time to see Wall Street, you might as well offer an hour of it to this museum. Somewhat out of... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are interested in the world of finance this museum is a must see. Located in a former Bank of New York branch near the NYSE, the architecture inside the old bank alone is worth the visit. The exhibits give an excellant overview of finances from the founding of the US and if you take the time to read... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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46 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there because my girlfriend was interested in it, but was completely blown away. Fantastic and a museum of a completely normal size. Could see everything with some details in 3 hours.

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San Antonio, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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28 helpful votes 28 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 helpful votes 22 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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217 helpful votes 217 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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26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

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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