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Address: 44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045
Phone Number: 212 720-6130

You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds...

You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds 900 tons of gold.

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The NY Federal Reserve Bank is on Liberty St in a historic building but in 1924. We took the tour as part of a group. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
reston, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing tour. The US is custodian of many of the gold of many of the world's central banks. For gold payments, bars are taken from one country's bin to another's. The most spectacular part of the visit is passing through the 90 ton steel cylinder that secures the gold. It is an engineering marvel. I've done this... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

My wife and I didn't really understand what the Federal Reserve actually does until we took this interesting and informative free tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. The visit to the gold vault is, of course, the highlight of the tour. The numerous shiny bars are just out of reach behind the cages. The design of the vault and... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

You have to make reservations months in advance, but it is free and very interesting. I had trouble with the website, but I called and the agent was very helpful and signed us up for a tour.

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reston, va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The NY Federal Reserve Bank is on Liberty St in a historic building but in 1924. We took the tour as part of a group. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the group was tight on time so I think the tour and information provided was too cursory. It is a very good introduction to the Federal Reserve system... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

If you want a history of the Fed, its purpose and operations, then go. If you want to see the gold and all the coins and printed money they used displayed years ago - don't even bother. First of all, you need to make online reservations. They only open up 40 slots each day and you need to grab it... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Not usually that lucky but we took a chance on there being spaces without having booked in advance and it worked and we were really pleased. Great that the visit was free too, doesn't get better than that. Really interesting but probably don't recommend leaving it to chance

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

It's a historical place, original stones and heavy iron lamps. There is a small museum where I saw the rare coin. Down below deep, is the basement, where the gold is stored. Close to other sights at the Wall Street. Have to book the time on line ahead of time, like a month or more ahead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get tickets for our trip in NY. They are limited to a handful each day and they go quick. Usually they are released around a month in advance on their website. Considering most things in NY cost $$$ it's a welcomed break to see something for free. The tour was very informative and the guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Having tried every visit and failed to get tickets we were thrilled to be able to go this time. From start to finish this was professional and enjoyable. Our guide was excellent and we felt privileged to be there. The history is there to see, and entering the vault through the enormous lock an experience to remember. Our small group... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

First, scheduling a tour is a pain. The 24 slots available on most days fill up fast when you book 30 days in advance. We got in this attempt by booking at 3:00 am 30 days out. And, there were well over 30 people on the tour, so they added more from somewhere. They told us to meet outside the... More 

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