Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York City

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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Building at 33 Liberty Street, which occupies the full block between Liberty, William and Nassau Streets and Maiden Lane in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City, is the headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It is where the monetary policy of the United States is executed by trading dollars and United States Treasury securities.
The building also hosts a vault containing the world's largest depository of gold, stored on behalf of numerous government institutions from around the world. Total holdings in 2015 amounted to approximately 6,350 tons of gold. Relatively little of this gold belongs to the United States Government; as of August 2016, the building's vault holds 13,400,000 troy ounces (460 short tons) of gold bullion and $3 million (book value) in gold coins for the United States, a little more than 5% of the United States' total gold reserve.
The building was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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  • We didnt know you could do a tour of this place and that it is free but we will certainly get tickets next time we go to New York. We saw the building from outside and took photos whilst passing.  more »
  • The entrance doors have "Employee Only" signage so let the security officer on the sidewalk know you are there for the tour, and after an ID check, you are radioed in for clearance to enter and go...  more »
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  • I originally came here as a consolation prize for not being able to get into the stock exchange and wasn't expecting much. Boy, was I surprised! The museum tour is excellent and gives a good overview of the history of the building and the purpose the Fed serves. Next they take you underground into the vault to gawk at massive piles of gold bars which is worth the trip alone. Lastly they gave us little bags of shredded money as souvenirs. What a trip! The tour's pretty short but you're free to wander around after. It's also free but there is a very limited number of spots available so make sure to plan ahead. If you're in the area I'd definitely recommend checking it out
  • Got a tour for the day after I checked for it which was great. Getting a tour for the summer was not so easy. Nice place, great history, and they give you a little gift of shredded cash at the end! Nice touch. No photos are allowed inside, there is cameras everywhere. They say if you pull out your phone, the security will come in seconds! I didn’t test it personally. Not too much of a museum but it’s a short little piece of history. Tours are not translated in other languages. It seems to be only the tour guide who spoke in English for travelers.

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