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With its imposing mix of sandstone, limestone, and ironwork, the Federal Reserve looks the way a bank ought to: strong and impregnable. The gold ingots in the subterranean vaults here are worth roughly $350 billion—reputedly a third of the world's gold reserves. Forty-five-minute-long tours (conducted six times a day and requiring reservations made at least five days in advance) include a visit to the gold vault, the trading desk, and "FedWorks," a multimedia exhibit center where you can track hypothetical trades. Visitors must show an officially issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, and pass through scanning equipment to enter the building. The Fed advises arriving 20 minutes before your tour to accommodate security screening. Photography is not permitted.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Liberty St., between William and Nassau Sts. Financial District, New York, NY 10045 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/720–6130
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tour by advance reservation, weekdays 11:15–4
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  • Subway: A, C to Broadway-Nassau; J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St.
  • Location: Financial District
Updated: 02-24-2014

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