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You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds 900 tons of gold.
44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045
Financial District
+1 212-720-6130
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Reviewed yesterday

Once again printed guide led me there to have a look on must see place and once again I was disappointed. Usual building established as a bank.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed September 29, 2018

To anyone who wishes to visit this place - look out for the advance ticketing portal which opens exactly 30 days before your intended date of visit at 9 am NY time and is sold out by 9.02 am NY time. Be ready at your...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Anweshachatterjee
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Very informative tour, one in our party called «surprisingly interesting!», exciting to take the elevator several storeys down in the ground to the vault, and even a little prezzie at the end of the tour. What’s not to like for a free tour!?

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Alfaliz
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

The Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y. was established in 1914 and is one of 12 district banks in the Federal Reserve System. Aside from the typical central bank activities, the FRBNY safe-keeps the largest single concentration of gold in the world, estimated at $300billion. You...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank ChrisM763
Reviewed August 25, 2018

They take you 80 feet below Manhattan to the gold vault; you actually get to see millions of dollars worth of gold. The tickets are available 30 days in advance. You have to camp out and be ready to push the button. Great family activity!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed July 31, 2018

The architecture of the building is already interesting, but inside it would be even more. Unfortunately we didn't get a place for a tour.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank romanshorner
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Well worth a visit and it’s free! It was so interesting and our guide, Anna was brilliant and so knowledgable, she was really enthusiastic and made the tour so enjoyable. If you can get tickets I would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 600nicola
Reviewed July 6, 2018

- Hard to nab tickets for this tour, but it's definitely worth it! Very informative + you get to view the gold bars in the vault in the basement + you get a little souvenir at the end (a bag of shredded cash)! - Tickets,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank jktweed
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Took about hour to tour we wore headphones so the tour guide was very easy to hear lot of info about banks best part was going 80 feet underground to gold vault no phones are allowed out anytime during your time inside bank must book...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Delifa
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

If you want to visit this tour ensure you check on their website around 30 days before you wish to go as they only release 40 tickets a 1pm tour and 2pm tour. We arrived around 10 minutes before our time and had to go...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank gradan94
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June 16, 2018|
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Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I see tours thru June into July. They only show 1 month in advance. I highly recommend you mark your calendar one month in advance of day you want to go and sign on that morning @ 8:59 am. The spots go fast.
May 30, 2018|
Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can bring it in the building, however, I don’t think you keep it on the tour. After airport like security, you will be escorted to a room with hooks to drop it off while on tour. I left my umbrella and rain... More
April 11, 2018|
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Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall it was a rainy day when I visited, and after going through airport like security, there was a coat rack with hooks where I left my umbrella and coat. It was in a room with an attendant. You could leave your bags... More
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Foreign tourists join the Federal Reserve Bank Guided Tours? (3 Replies)
Can foreign tourists join the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Guided Tours, accompanied by US Permanent Residents?
September 08, 2015|
Response fromBrooklynBrdge|
I see no restrictions listed for foreign tourists.