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Museum of American Finance

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Museum of American Finance
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Museum of American Finance
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The Museum of American Finance is the nation's only independent museum dedicated to America's finances and financial history. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum offers interactive permanent exhibits on the financial markets...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
48 Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005-2903
Financial District
+1 212-908-4110
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you're interested in the history and economics of American finance or the brilliance of Alexander Hamilton, this small museum is an excellent and worthy destination. It is well organized and uncluttered, informative and comprehensive. When we attended in the fall, the crowd was small...More

6  Thank Snicker D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 25, 2015

In the Manhattan financial district there are basically two things for visitors to do: get your picture taken with the famous bull and visit the Museum of American Finance. The museum has some interesting artifacts, such as old ticker tape machines and other tech from...More

3  Thank Scott H
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This museum offers many different facts about American money but I wouldn't spend a whole day here. It is relatively small in size but they really do fill up all the space pretty well. One thing that I was really opposed to was that their...More

Thank travelergirl96
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Tried to visit this museum but it was closed. A look at the website reveals that it is closed until further notice as a result of severe flooding in January. A small notice to that effect on the door would have been helpful as we...More

Thank soomark1
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

The volunteer museum guide turned the usual 30 to 45min tour into an almost 2 hours event with our group of visitors. Our kids had a wonderful history lesson, and we all learned a lot about the founding father of American finance system, Alexander Hamilton....More

Thank tolive
Reviewed December 10, 2017

On December 2, 2017, the Boys to Men and Concrete Roses teenage programs of Safe Refuge, Inc. jumped on the PATH train and paid a visit to the Museum of American Finance on 48 Wall Street in NY City to view the traveling exhibit on...More

Thank Dana O
Reviewed October 31, 2017

I have always been interested in currency and finance and it was so interesting to see old bills and a lot of other information. A ticker tape from the stock market crash.

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed October 23, 2017

The building was from an old bank, really nice. The museum is very small, but pretty interesting. We got a tour there and they explained how the stock market started and how money worked in the US since the begining. It's a very original museum.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

I stopped by the museum on a whim. The museum talks about the building's history and covers economics and market history in a fun way. Definitely would recommend!

Thank hannahbochs
Reviewed September 7, 2017

You don't need to know anything about finance to find interesting facts and objects at this little gem right on Wall Street. If you come by the 2 or 3 subway, you may come through the Atrium at 60 Wall Street. This is that rare...More

2  Thank ruthhC1722ME
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Located close to Wall Street. Explains the financial system that built the country. Stocks, bonds, how banks work, etc. Lots of stories of famous industrialists. They even have a check signed by George Washington.Many fascinating artifacts.

1  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Came here while walking around Wall Street. This museum is good and shows you lots of interesting things such as a gold monopoly set which has diamonds for the windows. Well worth a look around this museum if you are near by.

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Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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