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Museum of American Finance

48 Wall Street, Ok, New York City, NY 10005 (Formerly Museum of American Financial History) (Financial District)
212-908-4110
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Closter
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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
81 helpful votes 81 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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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had an after hours private tour of this "gem" of a museum in the heart of the financial District with easy access to the subway. It was wonderful, interesting, uncluttered & great for a Primer of American Financial history as well as for the seasoned expert. It's clean layout and easy to understand flow was impressive given the subject... More

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

As the New York Stock Exchange just down the street is closed to the public, the Museum of American Finance is an outstanding and worthy substitute if you are looking to understand how the financial world works. There are interesting and comprehensive exhibits on banking, money, stocks, futures, bonds, the Federal Reserve and Alexander Hamilton. Depending on your interest level... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The admission if free on Saturdays and is a wonderful repository of the history of american finance. The history of the currency,the special exhibit of the Fed and the stock market is very interesting. We also took the guided tour conducted by the volunteer there, Laura. She was very knowledgeable and explained the concepts, history well with some anecdotes too.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Visit was free today on Saturday, nice museum on the history of the financial system, money etc. Time spend between 30-45 minutes to see everything. You can also buy schredded money here.

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We visited this museum on Saturday (when it is free). For a small space there is a lot of information crammed in. It is definitely informative and seeing a lot of the old newspapers and bonds were cool. There is also a section that shows the "evolution" of our currency which was neat to see. I would recommend this museum... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The Museum of American Finance does not have a very large collection on display, but still manages to provide a great summary of its topic. With the Federal Reserve turning 100 in 2013 the special exhibitions focus on its evolution, but with a big focus on how it operates today. The history in 100 objects is a bit unclear as... More

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