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Museum of American Finance

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Address: 48 Wall Street, Ok, New York City, NY 10005 (Formerly Museum of American Financial History)
Phone Number: 212-908-4110
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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This place needs competition!

Yes, you can spend an enjoyable hour or so here, and you will learn a few things. The exhibit on Alexander Hamilton is very interesting. But the whole place is quite out of date... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ila S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, you can spend an enjoyable hour or so here, and you will learn a few things. The exhibit on Alexander Hamilton is very interesting. But the whole place is quite out of date. It tells you what happens to your check, but who writes those anymore? What happens when you pay with your phone? How safe is that? What... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An enjoyable and very informative experience. My personal investor spouse was in heaven! I think school-age children and adults alike would enjoy this museum. Admission is normally $8 but on the day we visited the museum had free admission to commemorate Hamilton's death. There is a great display that explains Hamilton's awesomeness and has some rare items, and I believe... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in money or finance or the economy, tour this museum. The exhibits are really, really good. A lot of history is covered also.

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reston, va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited MOAF as part of a group and were lucky to have a presentation by the Director who showcased some of their most valuable and interesting items in the collection such as a bond bought and signed by George Washington, a soldier's pay requisition signed by Ben Franklin, and a blank check that John Kennedy took to Dallas with... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

On Wall Street, came here for a reception because my son won an award. The museum itself is basically one floor. They have the first handheld device that was used to replace paper buy and sell trades on the market floor. Strangely, they have an exhibit of all items that are made from gold as it was valuable person went... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Worth a 30 minute visit to get inside a beautiful old Wall St building. Only $8 and incredibly friendly staff. Two featured exhibits are tickertape from the start of the 1929 crash (rolled up so you can't see much of anything ...) and a bond signed by Washington. Which is actually a facsimile copy at the moment ... ! Nicely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I recently stopped by this Museum. It isn't all that expensive to enter - only $8. That being said, I found the museum was more like an "School" where it was teaching the basics about Bonds, etc. Additionally, it showed quite a bit of gold. That being said, I found it really lacked the story of showing how the finances... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Explaining the history of the gold standard, bond, stock and commodity trading as well as showing a real bloomberg terminal and a documentary film of the development of the US Dollar and currency. In addition, exhibiting gold rush material and 1929 stock exchange crashes. Moreover, showing a variety of old dollar bills and money press printing plate for old $5,000... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Just east of the Trump building and the NYSE. Cost was $8 for adults and plan to spend 40 min to an hour. The Alexander Hamilton room was the best.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Luckily with a Groupon coupon I paid only $3.50 and spent around 30 minutes here. In a city where the standards of art and entertainment are usually high this seemed like a rather poor cousin at best. The building is a previous banking headquarters and old photos showed how grandiose it was in its hey-day. Now it's a large room... More 

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