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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045
+1 212-720-6130
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You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds 900 tons of gold.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
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“gold vault” (30 reviews)
“free tour” (13 reviews)
44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045
Financial District
+1 212-720-6130
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I liked walking by here as it was very reminisicent of the Die Hard with a Vengence movie when they rob the bank. Seurity was intense around all the streets in this area. Right around the corner from the stattan island ferry and the raging...More

1  Thank howlinc
Reviewed 6 May 2014

15 years ago I toured the NY Fed with my sister & it was a highlight of our trip to the Big Apple - I've still got the small bundle of shredded bank notes in my study at home (but these momentoes are no available)......More

2  Thank David_Maywald
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We only managed to book a non-guided tour (all tours are free) so we were unable to see the gold vault. The museum was informative and the architecture was interesting, but overall a little disappointing considering the amount of time you need to book in...More

Thank Holidayhound22
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We did the guided vault tour which does have to be booked in advance but is FREE! The tour doesn't last very long and while you get to see, and pass through, the largest vault in the world, everything is still held behind bars. You...More

1  Thank Blathnaid1
Reviewed 25 December 2013

We decided to visit the Fed at the last minute. The full tour (where you actually get to see the gold vault) was not available the week we were visiting NYC, and to register for self-guided tours requires at least 24 hours because of security...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Money, money, money, money, munnnnnnnaaaahhhh! I was hoping to hold a block of gold or walk around the vault. Sometimes I think of myself as a villain in Die Hard with a Vengeance. Alas, the tour will not grant you any part of that experience....More

Thank Brunswick1977
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I have been to New York many tmes, but had never visited the Fed. I booked months in advance but then, with only a week's notice, the tour was cancelled. Of course it was impossible to get tickets for an alternative date during our stay....More

1  Thank London_Andy
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I knew beforehand that you only saw a small amount of gold, but I still thought the 'Tour' disappointing, it may have been the lady taking the tour as she was not very confident in her speech. The building itself and the 'museum' area you...More

1  Thank Saral
Reviewed 12 September 2013

OK - I was thrilled w/ the idea of seeing a gold vault and that would have been a 5 star visit for me, but this tour is much more than only a view of the vault. An articulate tour guide explained (in workman's terms)...More

3  Thank sam86228
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Came across this by chance when randomly wandering the back streets, didn't go in, didn't know you could, but the building had a very official, back off, aura about it, hard to imagine it is stuffed full of gold, they could use abit of it...More

1  Thank JasonandNicky
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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Bryan S
I've seen a few posts say that cameras aren't allowed - do you have to leave your cell phone at your hotel or do they simply not allow you to take them out of your pocket while you're on site? Thanks.
9 March 2017|
Response from SallyRepRap | Reviewed this property |
You can have it in your pocket or bag, just don't take it out whilst in the building.
Pat E
What time are the tours?
23 February 2017|
Response from Canesbiggdogg | Reviewed this property |
twice a day one in morning one early afternoon
Hi there, Could you please let me know what time is the booking system open online - since it sells out so quickly i was wondering if you knew when the lines are open so to speak. Thank you.
19 January 2017|
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Response from MauriceTheTourGuide | Reviewed this property |
I believe it goes live at 9 AM EST 30 days before your planned visit.