Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory MuseumsGovernment Buildings
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Welcome to the Atlanta Fed's Monetary Museum. By exploring an exhibit of historical artifacts, you'll discover the fascinating story of money—from barter to modern times. You'll also learn about the turbulent history of banking in America and see examples of rare coins and currency. The museum features a display on the history of money; interactive, multimedia exhibits explaining the Federal Reserve's role in the economy; and a view of the Bank's automated vault and cash-processing areas. All adult visitors and minors aged 5–17 entering the Atlanta Fed main office or one of our Branches must provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative PCR or antigen rapid test result. Proof of vaccination or a negative test are not required for children under the age of 5. If you are unvaccinated and use a negative test result to enter, you must have taken the test on or after the Friday preceding the day you enter the building. In addition, you must wear a mask.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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jlshopper
Westbrook, CT113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Very dense but interesting. Fridays and weekends no high-speed money screening but we did get to see the money intake process from afar. Self guided. We were there about 2.5 hours but that’s just us. Can definitely do it faster.
Written 31 May 2024
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James M
Augusta, ME283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I had visited on my last trip to Atlanta, and the postcards I got there of their Cash Cow sculpture were a big hit. They still have them for free, along with postcards of their stutue of an eagle. Admission is free--you do have to go through a metal detector and show ID. They also don't allow photos inside. But it's a great, free place to visit. They have videos and interactive displays that are great for kids, and it's fun to think of those giant glass cubes on the other side of the glass that are carrying millions of dollars in bills, completely automated. Free admission, free postcards and entertaining educational value for young and old. What's not to like?
Written 2 April 2023
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Happygoluckyang
Lansing, MI208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Great FREE museum if you go during the week. However, you MUST have your vaccination card or a negative Covid test. So, make sure you bring it with you. Lots of information, but no pictures allowed. Security guards were super nice. We even had one recommend, to eat lunch at the Vortex and it did NOT disappoint!
Written 16 December 2022
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Lee H
Delaware, OH2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Still not open. Their website has not been updated, as it stated that it would remain closed through the end of April. So we chanced it only to find a sign on the door.
Written 15 May 2022
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Hi there! We're so sorry you were not able to visit us. We just updated our website and the Monetary Museum will reopen for walk-in visitors Monday, June 6, 2022. Guided tours will resume in September 2022.
Written 20 May 2022
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DawnousAtl
Atlanta, Ga353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Interesting Museum Displays in the small museum portion and a fascinating glimpse into the actual workings of the Fed. See huge stacks of money being driven around. See money being sorted and bad bills destroyed. Get a free little packet of shredded money. This is best for older children and adults.
Written 7 September 2020
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nhumbc
Jacksonville, FL105 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I happen to be in the area and had a few hours. So we decided to visit the Free Federal Reserve Bank museum. After going through the metal detector and signing in at the front desk with our IDs, we were given a badge to wear while we were there and were told to put all our bags in a locker that was provided free of charge.
There were various exhibits that were interactive to make it more fun and educational. There were about 5 areas for you to explore, which include a little movie area to watch 2 different films. At the end, as you exit the exhibit to the right is where you could get a free package of shredded money.
There is no parking at the museum, but there were pay street parking for about $2 an hour. Just go to the pay station and enter your license plate number and pay with cash or credit card. If you don’t mine walking about 5 minutes, there are free 2 hour parking on Juniper St and 10th St. NE from 9:30AM – 3:30PM during the weekday.
Written 13 December 2019
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Chuck K
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
A very cool thing to see and the kids seem to enjoy it fairly well. The only thing I would say in a negative sense is, even though I understand that it is a important bank and security is a must, many times the guards can be a bit impatient with school groups.
Written 25 November 2019
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LizJacobs
Boynton Beach, FL78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Took about an hour or so. Nice to see the progression of money over the last two hundred years. Nice to see the robots taking cases of money in and out of the huge vault and watching workers sort the money. Samples of shredded money in a bin on the left side of the lobby.. worth a visit and its FREE
Written 9 October 2019
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Barbara L
Sydney, Australia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I really enjoyed my visit at the Museum and it took me a couple of hours to do my "self guided tour" as I watched all the information on the screens, read all texts, and even lifted the block of gold, worth over 1/2 a million USD (it is stored in a safe box...). It was also interesting to see how damaged notes are shredded (you can take a sample with you on your way out) and how money is been transported inside the Reserve Bank. Lots of information in a nice atmosphere.
There is a room with lockers to store your bags and there restrooms provided, but no visitor parking. You need to park on the street using the parking meter or use parking grounds close by. Or use by public transport to get there.
Written 13 September 2019
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Spartan621
Georgia74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
I came across the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta when I was walking around mid-town Atlanta. It’s a huge beautiful building and the museum is interactive, free and informative. The exhibits were well structured to help tell the story of the Federal Reserve Bank. Recommend! Took less than an hour to cover everything.
Written 10 August 2019
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