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Museum of American Finance

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Address: 48 Wall St, Ok, New York City, NY 10005-2903 (Formerly Museum of American Financial History)
Phone Number: +1 212-908-4110
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Money, Money, Money

What do you know about the Gold Standard, our currency, the Bond Market, The Stock Market, The Commodity Market? If the answer is very little, take a subway to Wall Street and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What do you know about the Gold Standard, our currency, the Bond Market, The Stock Market, The Commodity Market? If the answer is very little, take a subway to Wall Street and visit the Museum of American Finance. All those topics and more are covered in exhibits at the museum. For most visitors there is more information here than they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have walked past this before and thought it might be a bit dull - but it was far from that. There is an admission charge but as some exhibits were not available on the day, I got in for free - bargain - but left a donation which goes to financial education initiatives. Part of the Smithsonian Institute, this... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but fascinating museum with interesting and informative displays explaining the history of our financial system, in layman's terms. And even if you're well versed in the subject, you'll probably pick up a few new tidbits here. The space is also worth seeing - it was formerly the headquarters of the Bank of New York, and is quite opulent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has exhibits explaining the bond, stock and commodities markets. Their location on Wall Street seems fitting given the subject matter. They also had a couple temporary exhibits. On was on gold and the other was about paper currency. I enjoyed the exhibits although I thought they could have been a bit more extensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Break from the streets and integrate how it happened, A real perspective on money, liberty and the American Dream

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Dated exhibits that don't address most recent financial crisis. Ignores the negative impact of financial excess on everyday Americans. Good exhibit on Hamilton and currency.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is a small and pretty quiet museum located on Wall Street. The exhibits are generally very dated in their presentation and are not very up to date with regard to some of the information. Nevertheless, there is a lot of fascinating information about a variety of financial aspects and it is presented in language easy for the layman to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is an interesting little museum in the Financial district. It gives you a nice overview of the US financial system. They had a good exhibit on Alexander Hamilton and the Federal Reserve when we were there, not sure if they were temporary or not.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is in wall street and it was next to my hotel. This accessible from metro station, When i visited in 04/2014 there was no entry fee, not sure about. Gives a you a lot of info about financial world of america. It was worth being there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited here whilst looking around wall street. I was looking forward to it but my partner was not! We both ended up having a great time and learning so much. I would definitely recommend this museum even if you are not American and don't think it will interest you as you will be surprised. The staff... More 

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