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Museum of American Finance

Financial District
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Address: 48 Wall St, Ok, New York City, NY 10005-2903 (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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Interesting but needs modernising

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2016
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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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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Valhalla, New York
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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.

Thank Lee L
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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.

Thank Sudhir RamRaj M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Ran into the place and gave it a go. It is small but packs a lot of info in. I was pressed for time and spent about 45 minutes here and still did not get it all in. The Hamilton wing was awesome! Loved the gold area too. Interesting to see the history of gold, but it would be nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

I just went to MOAF today with my 6 year old son. The content was mostly lost on him, thought he enjoyed the gold items like a Monopoly set and a toilet bowl :-) The Alexander Hamilton room was quite special, they have many signed documents and replica pistols from the infamous duel. The room of past currency was also... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 

1 Thank Traveling_Muse_12
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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