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Museum of American Finance



48 Wall St., Manhattan.


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Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.


Adults: $8; Students & Seniors: $5; Members / Under 6yrs: Free. Free on Saturdays through 2013.


The museum is wheelchair accessible.


Museum of American Finance, 212-908-4110.


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Museum of American Finance

A museum dedicated to the entrepreneurial spirit in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District

The Museum of American Finance is located at 48 Wall Street, in the landmarked former headquarters of the Bank of New York, founded by Alexander Hamilton—America's first Secretary of the Treasury, who created the country's financial system. The bank's majestic first floor is now the primary exhibition space, while upper floors offer educational spaces including an auditorium and library.

Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, the museum is designed for all-ages. It features ticker tape from the stock market crash in 1929, the earliest photo of Wall Street, and a wide collection of documents and photos pertaining to one of America's most successful entrepreneurs, John D. Rockefeller. The permanent collection contains more than 10,000 documents and artifacts and continues to expand each year.

Founded in 1988, financial education is at the core of the museum's mission, public programs and services. The museum is an active national-level advocate on behalf of the growing financial literacy movement and is committed to helping people look to the lessons of American financial history, while taking charge of their own financial lives.

Things to Do

Events & Activities

Tours, exhibits and lectures. See museum calendar of programs and events.