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Museum of American Finance, New York City

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Take a peak into the humble beginnings of money, the catalyst of modern society, at Museum of American Finance. The days of printing and minting could soon be behind us as we enter an age of digital finance, so take a moment to observe a collection of notes, coins, stocks, bonds, books, and checks, or access a wealth of information through interactive media and video presentations. Plan to visit Museum of American Finance during your New York City vacation using our convenient New York City trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is one of the best curated museums I have visited. Given that topic can be challenging to grasp, the MAF does a GREAT job with the visuals, historic context and contemporary topics.  more »
  • Disclaimer: I'm a banker by trade, so I find finance very interesting. I'll also note though that my friend, who is NOT a banker also enjoyed her time. The entrance is a bit steep ($9) but you'll easi...  more »
  • My friends and I visited this museum which is located on Wall Street. We came here specifically to see the Alexander Hamilton exhibit. It did not disappoint. The information explained everything that ...  more »
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  • Small museum but definitely worth it. We tagged along on the tour and the guides are very knowledgeable and I learnt a lot about the history of banking in America. I've never really been interested in this and I learnt a lot, everything is very clear
  • You could see more with one Google search than at this 'museum'. The information is not kept up well, there is only one room in one floor, with two small exhibits. I would not waste my time here if I was a tourist, and am disappointed with my decision to go there as a local working in finance.
  • Instructive museum, especially for people who aren't accustomed to finance. There are also some games to entertain kids, and the shop is well supplied.
  • I visited here on a high school field trip. Coming from an economics class, I was able to interpret and appreciate everything the museum had to offer. The exhibits were very engaging and informative. I feel that overall, this museum helped me to get a better grasp on the way America was created through finance and great minds within it. My favorite part of the museum was the currency exhibit. Here, you are able to get up close and personal with America's currency from the first bills up to present. You were able to also view each bill individually on a computer screen to learn more about each version. If I could recommend anything to the museum, I would like to see a live stock market chart. TL;DR If you have any interest in money or the nation's history and are in the area, stop by and check this place out!
  • Pretty nice spot with some interesting old money, bonds, stock certificates, etc. Cool architecture of the old bank. It's not that big, but only $8 for adults.