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

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!?

Thank Alfaliz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

1  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.

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.

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

4  Thank jktweed
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Took about hour to tour we wore headphones so the tour guide was very easy to hear lot of info about banks best part was going 80 feet underground to gold vault no phones are allowed out anytime during your time inside bank must book...More

Thank Delifa
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

If you want to visit this tour ensure you check on their website around 30 days before you wish to go as they only release 40 tickets a 1pm tour and 2pm tour. We arrived around 10 minutes before our time and had to go...More

Thank gradan94
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Visiting The Federal Reserve for the Gold Vault & Museum Tour was a highlight of our recent trip to NYC, In a city where everything is so expensive it’s a refreshing change to find something free, it’s also informative, amazing to see all of that...More

13  Thank CasaLemon
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Gold vault tour is free, however you have to make reservation exactly 30 days in advance. It's doing to be fully booked after minute so be prepared. It's really worth visiting, even though you can see only one or two compartments of vault and you...More

Thank Krzysztof T
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ayelet4trip
16 June 2018|
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Response from rh2473 | Reviewed this property |
With respect I don’t work in the reserve. However if you actually read the website you’ll see that you should have booked 30 days in advance.
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Mdr92
30 May 2018|
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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
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Rufflecat
11 April 2018|
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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
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