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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: 212-908-4110
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Excellent way to spend an hour for only 8 bucks

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lori R
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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Lori R
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3 of 5 stars 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 But the whole place is quite out of date.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 stars 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 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars 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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reston, va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

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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