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Museum of American Finance, New York City
(3.9/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Break from the streets and integrate how it happened, A real perspective on money, liberty and the American Dream 
  • If you're in the area it's worth stepping. The Museum is not large but it is well spread with several very interesting sections where you will discover several things that will surprise you. Very nice section dedicated to gold and u.s. banknotes. Unfortunately thought the Saturday the entrance was free but no was paying, but it was worth it
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  • 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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  • 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.
  • Great museum with interesting exhibits on gold and American currency. It's very small though with only 1 floor. Beautiful interior though
  • 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!
  • The museum has a very nice collection of coins and paper money, and also hosts a number of interesting guest speakers. This past winter, for example, Robert Shiller spoke for an hour or two about his new book.
  • Nice museum with interesting exhibits. It's not for everyone though you have to be interested in the subject matter or at least history.