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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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Neighborhood: Midtown
Specialty museums, Museums
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Address: 1000 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone Number: +1 404-498-8500
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The museum features a display on the history of money; interactive...
The museum features a display on the history of money; interactive, multimedia exhibits explaining the Federal Reserve's role in the economy; and a view of the bank's automated vault and cash processing areas. In addition, most group tours include a stop in the bank's boardroom. A tour of the museum provides in-depth lessons on the role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. economy. Then, you can take a look inside our cash-processing operations, where millions of dollars are counted, sorted, or shredded daily. You'll also get a glimpse into the bank's automated vault and see the robotic transports that do the heavy lifting.
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Pretty cool.

I've lived in the metro Atlanta area for 25 years and never given the Federal Reserve Bank a second thought until my father came to visit last week. Looking for something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Chris M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I've lived in the metro Atlanta area for 25 years and never given the Federal Reserve Bank a second thought until my father came to visit last week. Looking for something interesting to do, the Fed showed up here in a search. It's free, interesting and a good way to spend an hour or so in the city. I've always... More 

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Statesboro, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Although this museum is small, it is interesting and free. There are many interactive information screens for kids and adults. You lift a bar of gold worth $500,000 and you can see the automated carts delivering millions of dollars into the 5-story vault. You even get a free souvenir! There is no parking on the block where the bank is... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I spent more than an hour watching this free museum. I saw for first time in my live a US $ 100,000 bank note. They also have the $ 500 and $ 1,000 bank notes. Good displays and basic financial and economics exanations.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My young kids and I liked it. I think most Adults will find it rather interesting. It is a self-paced tour with interactive displays, that help teach children, and adults about printing money, inflation, supply and demand, and other basic economics. Might sound boring but it wasn't! I hate to say everything that is in there, find out for yourself.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This review is for the Monetary Museum of Atlanta, not the Federal Reserve Bank. But the museum is inside the bank. I found the museum somewhat disappointing as a walk-in visitor. They have a few interesting exhibits concerning the history of money and a nice display of all the gold coins minted in Dahlonega. The rest were not too interesting... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What a surprise - this museum is a great little gem in the city. Not only is it free, but it is highly interactive. My 7 year old understands some about money and it is a common topic of conversation in our house. He wanted to press every button in the place and was engaged enough to actually listen to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Only go here if you can't live without seeing high-denomination, non-circulated US currency. I find it hard to believe that people pay for parking and then proceed to learn about why the state should both centralize and monopolize the issuance of credit. If you like thinking for yourself, go somewhere else. If you crave having the government explain to you... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stumbled on the Federal Reserve building after visiting the Margaret Mitchell House (just across the street). It is an impressive building from the outside, but the real attraction is the free museum/exhibits inside. The exhibits explain the workings of the Fed system, how cash and checks get processed, and the history of money. It also gives you a look... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Federal Reserve sits on a beautiful piece of property in Midtown. As would be expected, marble is everywhere, and the beautiful lobby is no exception. There is a metal detector to walk through before you get to the tour area, so be aware of that. Also a photo ID is required to do the self-guided tour. The people at... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As soon as we landed in Atlanta, we drove to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Parked the car across the street, paid $ 4 at the parking machine, and got a ticket…..Something must have gone wrong with my payment…The city of Atlanta gained another $35 from me, that's the price of being a tourist. At least the entrance to... More 

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