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Museum of American Finance

New York, New York, United States

48 Wall Street
New York, New York, United States
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Overall Experience: 6 / 10
Date Visited: Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Museum of American Finance is a museum in downtown Manhattan (on Wall Street) dedicated to entrepreneurs and capitalism. The building itself is quite nice - it is the former location of the Bank of New York. The lobby has a small coat room and a reception area (where you pay for admission). The museum itself is located on the second floor.

The museum looked quite modern and well funded. The exhibits were up-to-date and informative. The entrepreneur section of the museum had a collection of video interviews with successful CEO's and entrepreneurs. The larger area of the museum had a number of video displays talking about how different exchanges worked, including interviews with floor traders.

Other exhibits included a display on the history of money, an analysis of the security features in paper currency, and the history of stock exchanges.


Admission for adults is $8. Student/senior admission is $5.

Estimated Visiting Time

The entire museum can probably be viewed in about 3-4 hours. We spent about 3 hours at the museum, but got tired from reading all the text near the end (so we didn't quite finish reading everything).

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