Learn about the history of Wall Street, money, and finance at the Museum of American Finance in New York City. The Museum features permanent exhibits on the financial markets, banking, and entrepreneurship, and on Alexander Hamilton as well.
What to Expect
Your ticket to the Museum of American Finance provides entry to the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and teaching about American finance and financial history. Housed in a historic bank building on Wall Street, the Museum’s magnificent grand mezzanine banking hall provides an ideal setting for permanent exhibits.
The Museum is an independent Smithsonian affiliate that develops presentations and programs for purposes of education and general public awareness. Financial education is at the core of the Museum’s mission.
As a chronicler of American financial achievement and development, the Museum plays a special role as a guardian of the nation’s collective financial memory, as well as a presenter and interpreter of current financial issues.
Take in the featured exhibit that runs through 1 October 2014: The Fed at 100.The exhibit illuminates the complex workings of the nation’s central bank on its centennial anniversary. Get a a first-hand view of the Fed’s inner workings, and explore the offices of four key players at the Fed.
The 100 Years, 100 Objects gallery features an audio tour highlighting the people behind the institution, as well as key moments in the Fed’s history.