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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Address: 44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045
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You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds...

You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds 900 tons of gold.

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US$ 35.00*
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Reservations are REQUIRED and begin 30 days prior to the tour date you wish as well as fill up quickly. Upon arrival 30mn before tour you go through airport style security and are... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
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Ireland
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour from start to finish. All staff were lovely. We arrived a half hour early, as advised, and this allowed us to walk around and explore the area (level 1 I believe) where the tour begins. There were a number of images on the wall of people lining up to make deposits back in the day.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And free! In NYC! But book Museum and Gold Vault Tour online 30 days in advance to secure a spot. Our guide Maureen shared lots of historical financial insights. ☺ And she provided several opportunities to ask questions. For me, a highlight was going down to the basement to see the stacks of gold bars (and the unique protective shoe... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited NYC to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and were delighted to secure tickets to see the Federal Reserve, you need to go online and book in advance. The tour by Felicia and Andy (I think) was informative, engaging and very interesting, even my teenagers were captivated by it. The fabric of this amazing and stunning building was explained... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, if you take the gold tour, they really will let you see a stack of gold bars. Actually, they will take you down into the actual vault so you can see the gold as it exists in its enclosed habitat, as it were. You can't wander around the vault, for good reason. However, you get to see the real... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

You must book in advance to visit the Fed but you and your family will really enjoy visiting Billions of Dollars of Gold and even receive a gift of shredded Dollars. It is free and one of the great trips you can make in the City...... go to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Web site and make a... More 

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I tried for a few months to get these tickets. (Granted, to aggressively, but still, fairly regularly.) Tickets appear t be made available 30 days prior at midnight and they "sell out" (though they're free) quickly. Tours are only on M-F, so you are going to have to play hookey or take along lunch break if you're a local. (That's... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The free tour was both informative and interesting and well worth it. We enjoyed wondering through the museum and then taking the tour. Our guide was enthusiastic and had a lot of knowledge on all aspects of the Federal Reserve. She talked through the museum exhibits and offered additional information and then we went down to the vaults to see... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Reservations are REQUIRED and begin 30 days prior to the tour date you wish as well as fill up quickly. Upon arrival 30mn before tour you go through airport style security and are sent up to the lobby area, where you are welcome to roam around the museum area until the tour begins. Unfortunately what wasn't totally explained prior was... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The tour of the Federal Reserve is great if you have an interest in economics and/or US history. Our 16 year old daughter who has studied some economics at high school found it interesting. It would probably not be as interesting for younger children. The tour of the gold vault was really special. Unfortunately (but understandably) photography is not allowed.

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The building is impressive, especially knowing the history of the building. We didn't take the tour, but walking by is an experience on itself.

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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 Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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