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Museum of American Finance

48 Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005-2903
+1 212-908-4110
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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, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton, as well as topical rotating exhibits such as “Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up” and “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency.” The Museum is located in the historic former headquarters of the Bank of New York in the heart of the Financial District.
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48 Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005-2903
Financial District
+1 212-908-4110
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 12 September 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 8 September 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

1  Thank ruthhC1722ME
Reviewed 23 August 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 15 August 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.

Thank Holiday-Lady25
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Always looking for something new to do in NYC. Found joy in this unlikely named museum of American Finance. It has a separate room devoted to Alexander Hamilton which is a must see for all fans of the musical. The rest of the exhibits including...More

1  Thank kkeith37373
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I walked by this Wall Street museum for 40 years before finally deciding to visit and I am glad I did. The exhibits are geared to be informative to those with only basic financial knowledge, not hedge fund managers, but I found the explanations helpful...More

2  Thank JVC4NYC
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Nice museum to visit while in Wall street. Visitors get a good explanation of Wall street and how the stock market works. The building itself is an old bank.

Thank Clint0n_81
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

If you're on Wall St seeing the sights then this place is worth popping into and getting a good overview of the evolution of American finance. Hasn't been updated to take into account the 2008 financial crisis which is more than slightly disappointing.

Thank Graeme R
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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