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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Financial District
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Address: 44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045
Phone Number: +1 212-720-6130

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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It took a couple of tries but I was able to book the tour. The tour is interesting and you do get to visit the gold vault. It is a fun time for sure.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Steven R
Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It took a couple of tries but I was able to book the tour. The tour is interesting and you do get to visit the gold vault. It is a fun time for sure.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After lots of attempts managed to book tickets for this tour. Didn't really no anything about the American banking system but can say I listened and learnt a little. All staff here were great from the federal reserve police to tour guides. The Police were very chatty and engaging and our tour guide was knowledgeable and seemed to answer all... More 

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Frederikssund Municipality, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The building looks ok and the police officers in front were very Nice and informative but the place itself i really nothing to travel for Thomas

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A visit to the Federal Reserve is a MUST DO. This is because of the guided tour that it provides to all the visitors. It is an experience of a life time. During the course of the tour they take you down to the vault where all that REAL GOLD is stored in bar forms. This is at a dept... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is an amazing tour. The US is custodian of many of the gold of many of the world's central banks. For gold payments, bars are taken from one country's bin to another's. The most spectacular part of the visit is passing through the 90 ton steel cylinder that secures the gold. It is an engineering marvel. I've done this... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife and I didn't really understand what the Federal Reserve actually does until we took this interesting and informative free tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. The visit to the gold vault is, of course, the highlight of the tour. The numerous shiny bars are just out of reach behind the cages. The design of the vault and... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

You have to make reservations months in advance, but it is free and very interesting. I had trouble with the website, but I called and the agent was very helpful and signed us up for a tour.

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reston, va
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The NY Federal Reserve Bank is on Liberty St in a historic building but in 1924. We took the tour as part of a group. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the group was tight on time so I think the tour and information provided was too cursory. It is a very good introduction to the Federal Reserve system... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

If you want a history of the Fed, its purpose and operations, then go. If you want to see the gold and all the coins and printed money they used displayed years ago - don't even bother. First of all, you need to make online reservations. They only open up 40 slots each day and you need to grab it... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Not usually that lucky but we took a chance on there being spaces without having booked in advance and it worked and we were really pleased. Great that the visit was free too, doesn't get better than that. Really interesting but probably don't recommend leaving it to chance

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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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