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“gold vault”(38 reviews)
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You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds 900 tons of gold.
44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045
Financial District
+1 212-720-6130
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I took the guided tour here on our portion of the trip that took us to lower Manhattan. The lady who gave us the tour was great and to really see all of that gold in the vault was an experience! Lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Travelingpatternmake
Reviewed 4 days ago

Admittedly, we are a geeky bunch, but this really was one of the (many) highlights from our trip to New York. You have to book tickets 28 days in advance, which was a little challenging with the time difference but we got there in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again printed guide led me there to have a look on must see place and once again I was disappointed. Usual building established as a bank.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 29 September 2018

To anyone who wishes to visit this place - look out for the advance ticketing portal which opens exactly 30 days before your intended date of visit at 9 am NY time and is sold out by 9.02 am NY time. Be ready at your...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Anweshachatterjee
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Very informative tour, one in our party called «surprisingly interesting!», exciting to take the elevator several storeys down in the ground to the vault, and even a little prezzie at the end of the tour. What’s not to like for a free tour!?

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Alfaliz
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y. was established in 1914 and is one of 12 district banks in the Federal Reserve System. Aside from the typical central bank activities, the FRBNY safe-keeps the largest single concentration of gold in the world, estimated at $300billion. You...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank ChrisM763
Reviewed 25 August 2018

They take you 80 feet below Manhattan to the gold vault; you actually get to see millions of dollars worth of gold. The tickets are available 30 days in advance. You have to camp out and be ready to push the button. Great family activity!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The architecture of the building is already interesting, but inside it would be even more. Unfortunately we didn't get a place for a tour.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank romanshorner
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Well worth a visit and it’s free! It was so interesting and our guide, Anna was brilliant and so knowledgable, she was really enthusiastic and made the tour so enjoyable. If you can get tickets I would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 600nicola
Reviewed 6 July 2018

- Hard to nab tickets for this tour, but it's definitely worth it! Very informative + you get to view the gold bars in the vault in the basement + you get a little souvenir at the end (a bag of shredded cash)! - Tickets,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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16 June 2018|
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Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I see tours thru June into July. They only show 1 month in advance. I highly recommend you mark your calendar one month in advance of day you want to go and sign on that morning @ 8:59 am. The spots go fast.
30 May 2018|
Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can bring it in the building, however, I don’t think you keep it on the tour. After airport like security, you will be escorted to a room with hooks to drop it off while on tour. I left my umbrella and rain... More
11 April 2018|
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Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall it was a rainy day when I visited, and after going through airport like security, there was a coat rack with hooks where I left my umbrella and coat. It was in a room with an attendant. You could leave your bags... More