Federal Reserve Bank of New York
To join the hour-long, family-friendly Museum & Gold Vault tour, reserve your spot 30 days in advance on the New York Fed’s website. Or, consider a Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, or 9/11 Memorial walking tour. These excursions typically pass by the Fed building and discuss finance and neighborhood history.
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Things to Know Before You Go
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is accessible to wheelchairs.
You’ll need a printed ticket to be admitted to the Museum & Gold Vault tour.
Take a government-issued photo ID with the same name that’s on your tour ticket.
How to Get There
Enter the Fed building at 44 Maiden Lane, between William and Nassau streets. The easiest way to get there is by public transit. Take the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, or J subway train to the Fulton Street station; the M5 or M15 bus to South Ferry; or the M9 bus to City Hall.
When to Get There
The Federal Reserve Bank gives tours Monday through Friday at 1pm and 2pm, except on American bank holidays. Show up 30 minutes before your scheduled tour to allow time for security screening. If you’ll be exploring Lower Manhattan as well, consider visiting in spring, late summer, or early autumn—New York’s temperate seasons.
See the Fed’s Gold
On your tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, be sure to get a good look at the gold vault—you’ll be able to see some of the 508,000 gold bars inside. Located on the basement level of the Fed building, the vault entry is protected by a 90-ton (81-tonne) steel cylinder.
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