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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: +1 212-908-4110
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Interesting stop down on Wall Street

With the closing of the New York Stock Exchange to public tours, the MOAF provides at least some kind of place to visit downtown. While it is not large and not that expensive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 March 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Just east of the Trump building and the NYSE. Cost was $8 for adults and plan to spend 40 min to an hour. The Alexander Hamilton room was the best.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Luckily with a Groupon coupon I paid only $3.50 and spent around 30 minutes here. In a city where the standards of art and entertainment are usually high this seemed like a rather poor cousin at best. The building is a previous banking headquarters and old photos showed how grandiose it was in its hey-day. Now it's a large room... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Fortunately it happened to be free on the day I visited, because I thought it wa a pretty average experience given the high quality museums in NYC. The most interesting bit was the Alexander Hamilton room. Otherwise it was quite basic leve information

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

With the closing of the New York Stock Exchange to public tours, the MOAF provides at least some kind of place to visit downtown. While it is not large and not that expensive ($8 for adults), it has three main kiosks for bonds, equities and commodities, along with nooks around the outside (I particularly liked the currency exhibit). Lots of... More 

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Getzville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent exhibits on the development of finance dating back to the country's infancy. Original documents signed by the founding fathers, an additional room devoted to Alexander Hamilton. Have newspaper editions of the 1929 stock market crash. Explains the development of the stock market. Well worth the visit. It took us a few hours to go through the entire exhibit. Gift... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

As a student in financial planning, I felt like the semester is already started. If you are interested in American/Canadian financial system, you don't miss this museum. The tour man is very nice.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

It was okay. This is really good for anyone that has huge interest in the history of money, stocks, barter/exchange. It is self guided. There is no reception/welcome video. Some nice photo ops and some interesting exhibit like a golden toilet, golden monopoly game and even some mini 3 minute video kiosks. Gift Shop is your typical shop. Lots of... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We had rented out the location for a company party and enjoyed the artifacts in cases as well as the location.

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Crofton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

The museum is near Wall Street and is a must for anyone interested in stocks. It shows the history of stocks and bonds. It has a room full of old money and another decided to Alexander Hamilton. They also had a gold display, which was amazing. The gold monopoly game with real diamonds was unbelievable.

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New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

I went there on a Thursday ( no, it was not a holiday ) with a pre-paid online discount, arrived there at 10:10 ( museum was supposed to be opened at 10 ). I decided to call them and in a very rude manner, I was told the museum would only open at 11:30 because they had an event (... More 

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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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