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Federal Reserve

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Federal Reserve

I have emailed. Trying to book tickets but the website doesn't show anything at all until July and then the calendar stops! Is there a problem with the website. Have emailed and got no response.

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1. Re: Federal Reserve

Have you had a look at the FAQs? That might answer your questions.

newyorkfed.org/aboutthefed/…2

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Yes, but I can't believe they have no availability at all for the guided tours from now til 4 months ahead and even for the self tour nothing in March or til mod April but February and Easter has space!

Edited: 04 February 2014, 10:27
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Why can't you believe that?

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It's a very popular tour, it's free, and although the museum is spaceous enough they can only take about a dozen people down to the vault at a time. It wasn't built with tours in mind and the part that is accessible for tourists is about the size of a roomy jail cell.

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When I started looking for tickets, about three months out, there was no availability, then about a week before a slot became available on a certain day we were there, maybe a cancellation I don't know

In reality, I know it was free but I thought the tour was very boring, don't know if it was just the lady guide we had, but I couldn't recommend it

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Saral - could I ask how long the tour lasted? I am booked to go in a couple of weeks. I know you have to be there 30 mins before, but couldn't find any info as to how long the actual tour is.

Many thanks

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We did the bank tour...it started with a 45minute or so talk on the American economy which wasn't really interesting to us Brits..I guess if you have an interest in economics it would be different. You have to get there a bit in advance and it was a lot of waiting around for the tour to start. The vaults were good, seeing the bullion was fascinating but that was no more than 10minutes of it. Did we regret doing it? Yes and no...it ate up a lot of time and it was our least favourite thing of the whole trip but it was a bit 'different' If you have time to spare go for it, but bank on it taking longer than you think it will.

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We did the self tour and found it interesting but not a must do. We are a family interested in Finance so may be less interesting for the average person. We only spent about 25-30 minutes in there looking at the exhibits. There was only a couple of others in the museum.

Have you looked at the museum of American Finance?

Edited: 05 February 2014, 19:34
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9. Re: Federal Reserve

If you are interested in finance, consider taking a tour of the Bloomberg LP headquarters on 59th/Lex across from Bloomingdales. Bloomberg is the premier provider of financial data and news worldwide.

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The highlight of the NY Fed tour is the gold vault that has about as much gold as Fort Knox, which one cannot visit. This tends to deflate the exaggerated security supposedly required at Fort Knox. Perhaps this is for the specialist, but the hand wrought iron grilles, lamps, etc. at the bank are of museum quality. I did not find the exhibits all that interesting other than the vault which is great fun. They even gave us $100-1000 in cash as a souvenir. Of course, it was discarded bills that were finely shredded and very tightly crushed.

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