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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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Great room and washroom

As a student in financial planning, I felt like the semester is already started. If you are interested in American/Canadian financial system, you don't miss this museum. The tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Janice H
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

As a student in financial planning, I felt like the semester is already started. If you are interested in American/Canadian financial system, you don't miss this museum. The tour man is very nice.

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Arlington, Virginia
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324 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It was okay. This is really good for anyone that has huge interest in the history of money, stocks, barter/exchange. It is self guided. There is no reception/welcome video. Some nice photo ops and some interesting exhibit like a golden toilet, golden monopoly game and even some mini 3 minute video kiosks. Gift Shop is your typical shop. Lots of... More 

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New York
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had rented out the location for a company party and enjoyed the artifacts in cases as well as the location.

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Thank DonNY845
Crofton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The museum is near Wall Street and is a must for anyone interested in stocks. It shows the history of stocks and bonds. It has a room full of old money and another decided to Alexander Hamilton. They also had a gold display, which was amazing. The gold monopoly game with real diamonds was unbelievable.

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Thank MDTraveler2010
New York
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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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California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank raggarwal2015
Bayonne, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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.

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Thank Sujit-Mahapatra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

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