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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting information about american financial history!

Enjoyed 2 hours browsing through exhibits showcasing Alexander Hamilton and history of currencies/payments used. Good info on the history of stock market talking about how it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there on a Thursday ( no, it was not a holiday ) with a pre-paid online discount, arrived there at 10:10 ( museum was supposed to be opened at 10 ). I decided to call them and in a very rude manner, I was told the museum would only open at 11:30 because they had an event (... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed 2 hours browsing through exhibits showcasing Alexander Hamilton and history of currencies/payments used. Good info on the history of stock market talking about how it started and how technology has evolved etc. when we went some of the exhibits were closed so they did not charge us the admission fee. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Good idea to check beforehand... More 

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The museum is a block away from NYSE. A rather small one and you can easily get done in an hour or two. They do have some interesting exhibits like the coins/currency section, devices used for trading in early 20 century etc.

Thank Sujit-Mahapatra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We spent a couple hours here and could have spent more. The exhibit on Alexander Hamilton was especially interesting. They've packed a lot into a small venue.

Thank snowmp
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Went in on a whim as I was passing by and was pleasantly surprised. Lots of interactive things to do and some neat historical items on display. Very informative.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Stopped by this museum on a whim, not expecting much, and was totally amazed by the engaging and interactive nature of the exhibits. Located on 2nd floor of beautiful and historic bank building. Tons of history related to money and finance (isn't everything?), including a 20 minute film, several video-based exhibits, lots of artifacts that have audio commentary via toll-free... More 

1 Thank cantfindmyglasses
Bronxville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Located in the old Bank of New York Building at 48 Wall St. An eclectic collection of items about American currency and the stock market. Good exhibit on Alexander Hamilton and his contribution to the building of the American economy and banking system. Old and unusual American currency and original stock certificates displayed. However, barely touches on the tremendous changes... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I did the full museum in a little over an hour and a half. For $8 it gives a nice overview of the banking, securities trading, currency systems and the Federal Reserve. They have a neat collection of American currency from pre-1776 to today. If you're interesting in understanding how finance works it's a neat way to explore. If you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was only $8 and it has nice bathrooms - it was a good excuse to stop off, take a break from our touring and cool down in the hot weather. It is not extensive in its artifacts and materials, but it does have some interesting relics and history on the history of banking in the United States.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In the Manhattan financial district there are basically two things for visitors to do: get your picture taken with the famous bull and visit the Museum of American Finance. The museum has some interesting artifacts, such as old ticker tape machines and other tech from across the ages, solid gold monopoly board and other things like a variety of money.... More 

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