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Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank

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Free Money (kind of...)

Well worth about an hour or so of your time, this free museum inside the Federal Reserve Bank... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
pookala
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Great Find and Free!!!!

This is a great little gem. Firstly it’s free which is good. You do need to show ID and have your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sharmaynes2016
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London, United Kingdom
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Where can you take your picture with a million bucks? Create your own currency? Try your hand at managing inflation? These are just some of the interactive activities available at the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.We're open...more
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230 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth about an hour or so of your time, this free museum inside the Federal Reserve Bank offers up some interesting info about money, it’s distribution and basic economic information. I liked the displays on the money issued to Soldiers during conflicts abroad and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little gem. Firstly it’s free which is good. You do need to show ID and have your bag scanned upon entry. There is a lot of information about the federal bank and the money through the years. There are lots of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I went here to kill some time before other museums opens. It open at 8:30! It was wonderful! You get to take your pic with a million dollars, design your own currency, and learn how to spot a counterfeit bill. There’s a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank msnowo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely don't manage your time around the 1pm tour as it is mainly a video played that is quite uninteresting in a day where so much good information can be found online and in various documentaries and pieces on streaming devices. Take your time to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum’s exhibits appeals to all ages and just about every level of interest. We spent about 35 minutes self-guiding through the museum. They offer a free bag of shredded $ to each visitor. You have to show a photo ID before passing through the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

It was free and you get to see $3 million total in $1's, $20's, and $100's. Lots of neat things to see and interact with including old national currency. You even get a fun, free souvenir and a printed photo of yourself. 3 stars because...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Note that there is a security check before you enter the museum! Items not allowed will be held for you until you exit. FREE museum! Interesting, interactive, educational. Great for children and adults. There was also a presentation given by a FED employee, who talked...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank cyrinay
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Located in Downtown Chicago The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank is a decent enough museum and is free to enter but is not a must visit. You have to go through security and have your bags scanned in order to enter this museum...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JXXXR
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Lots of exhibits. Fun and educational for adults and kids alike. I learned quite a bit..such as Alexander Hamilton losing in a duel with the vice president!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

Tucked In a corner of the Federal Reserve Bank is the Money Museum. This small but very interesting free museum traces the history of our country’s currency. You even get a picture with a million dollars & a bag of shredded dollars to take home....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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CindyHuddleston
December 2, 2017|
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Response from RoxyG1 | Reviewed this property |
the Museum is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00pm, except on Bank holidays. Christmas day i'ts closed as well January 1st. Being the December 24th 2017 a Sunday, it will be closed.
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Dave F
November 11, 2017|
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Response from Jleabrownies |
The Chicago Fed website says they opened a Hamilton exhibit in November of 2017.
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Zaidiej
November 25, 2016|
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Response from Lia D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was closed on Thanksgiving. There is a list of their bank holidays on their website which I am not able to include in this comment since this site doesn't allow you to post website links as an answer.
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