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Museum of American Finance

48 Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005-2903
+1 212-908-4110
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The Museum of American Finance is the nation's only independent museum dedicated to America's finances and financial history. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum offers interactive permanent exhibits on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton, as well as topical rotating exhibits such as “Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up” and “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency.” The Museum is located in the historic former headquarters of the Bank of New York in the heart of the Financial District.
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48 Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005-2903
Financial District
+1 212-908-4110
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

This museum has exhibits explaining the bond, stock and commodities markets. Their location on Wall Street seems fitting given the subject matter. They also had a couple temporary exhibits. On was on gold and the other was about paper currency. I enjoyed the exhibits although...More

Thank Gordon175
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Break from the streets and integrate how it happened, A real perspective on money, liberty and the American Dream

Thank Zena H
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Dated exhibits that don't address most recent financial crisis. Ignores the negative impact of financial excess on everyday Americans. Good exhibit on Hamilton and currency.

Thank happynomad2016
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a small and pretty quiet museum located on Wall Street. The exhibits are generally very dated in their presentation and are not very up to date with regard to some of the information. Nevertheless, there is a lot of fascinating information about a...More

1  Thank RoverP
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is an interesting little museum in the Financial district. It gives you a nice overview of the US financial system. They had a good exhibit on Alexander Hamilton and the Federal Reserve when we were there, not sure if they were temporary or not.

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is in wall street and it was next to my hotel. This accessible from metro station, When i visited in 04/2014 there was no entry fee, not sure about. Gives a you a lot of info about financial world of america. It was worth...More

Thank Sudhir RamRaj M
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited here whilst looking around wall street. I was looking forward to it but my partner was not! We both ended up having a great time and learning so much. I would definitely recommend this museum even if you are not...More

Thank Geofflongadi
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Ran into the place and gave it a go. It is small but packs a lot of info in. I was pressed for time and spent about 45 minutes here and still did not get it all in. The Hamilton wing was awesome! Loved the...More

1  Thank Rick V
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I just went to MOAF today with my 6 year old son. The content was mostly lost on him, thought he enjoyed the gold items like a Monopoly set and a toilet bowl :-) The Alexander Hamilton room was quite special, they have many signed...More

1  Thank Lori R
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Yes, you can spend an enjoyable hour or so here, and you will learn a few things. The exhibit on Alexander Hamilton is very interesting. But the whole place is quite out of date. It tells you what happens to your check, but who writes...More

Thank Ila S
Financial District
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
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