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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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48 Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005-2903
Financial District
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

There are a wide variety of exhibits--historic coins, a debt clock, fun facts about banks and stocks--and an amazing room of Alexader Hamilton artifacts and stories about him. Take the guided tour-the docents are enthusiastic and make history come alive.

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

The museum recently became affiliated with the Smithsonian, which should do much to improve the exhibitions, but with that said, MAF is worth a stop if you're in the Financial District. The exhibitions are clear, interesting and informative and unbiased in their presentations. Definitely not...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I separated from the family for the morning as it's a museum I've always wanted to visit after 3 trips to NYC. I wasn't disappointed and spent nearly 2 hours there. An excellent and well laid out display telling the story of people like Alexander...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

What do you know about the Gold Standard, our currency, the Bond Market, The Stock Market, The Commodity Market? If the answer is very little, take a subway to Wall Street and visit the Museum of American Finance. All those topics and more are covered...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

I have walked past this before and thought it might be a bit dull - but it was far from that. There is an admission charge but as some exhibits were not available on the day, I got in for free - bargain - but...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Small but fascinating museum with interesting and informative displays explaining the history of our financial system, in layman's terms. And even if you're well versed in the subject, you'll probably pick up a few new tidbits here. The space is also worth seeing - it...More

Thank Pal1
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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

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

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

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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.

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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

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Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
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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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