We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Trade Finance and the Fed

525 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3409
+1 504-593-5857
Review Highlights
Loved it! Small but Mighty.

There is so much information packed into this tiny space I honestly didn't mind at all that it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
Interesting stop

We stopped in here when we saw the signs. THe museum is small (just the building lobby), but has a... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2017
Albany, NY
Read all 17 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“souvenir” (5 reviews)
“displays” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
525 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3409
Central Business District
+1 504-593-5857
Write a Review
Reviews (17)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much information packed into this tiny space I honestly didn't mind at all that it was small. The displays are informative and well maintained. We were given shredded money to take as a souvenir and my son had a great time designing...More

Thank TheTravelerSees
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We stopped in here when we saw the signs. THe museum is small (just the building lobby), but has a lot of interesting info about how financial policies in the US first developed. Not the best place for kids.

Thank NYtravelers_111
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Wandered in and was pleasantly surprised. Only a few displays, so only takes about 30 minutes, but you'll learn a lot about our banking system. Plus you can get a free bag of shredded money!

Reviewed December 17, 2016

Tiny little museum but the process of getting in and making your own currency with your face on it could be fun for kids - plus its an opportunity to educate with fun. Staff was friendly and you get to leave with a souvenir of...More

1  Thank bprsurf
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We passed this Museum several times over the past few days. We took the plunge and it was a delight. Informative about New Orleans, the history of Banks and bank notes and trade. You can make your own banknote and take a bag of shredded...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed September 29, 2015

A nice surprise. We didn't plan our visit we just popped in and were happy we did. A great rainy day activity or to get out of the heat!

Thank SusanEMR
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a neat little (seriously - it's little) place if you're passing by. Don't go out of your way to go here by any means. The highlights are creating your own dollar bill design and getting a small bag of shredded currency.

Thank sarah g
Reviewed May 13, 2015

Free shredded bags of currency is the highlight but maybe not worth going through security to enter this tiny little lobby with a few little information boards.

Thank SSuarez
Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stopped into this museum as we walked back from thew WWII Museum to our Hotel. We got a couple of bags of *money* as souvenirs and enjoyed a quick learning experience about The Fed. You have to go through Fed Security and Museum is...More

2  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stumbled upon in this museum by passing in front of it. After going through security, you see an introductory video about New Orleans, a city with a mixture of cultures and where people came to trade. After a short visit through the exhibits, one...More

Thank PepperNewJersey
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
Nearby Restaurants
Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
358 reviews
.13 miles away
2,041 reviews
.11 miles away
291 reviews
.12 miles away
1,003 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Lafayette Square
126 reviews
.05 miles away
Old St. Patrick's Church
84 reviews
.16 miles away
Crescent City Farmers Market
10 reviews
.20 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum of Trade Finance and the Fed staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines