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You can tour the trading rooms, the museum and the Fed's vault, which holds 900 tons of gold.
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44 Maiden Lane, New York City, NY 10045
Financial District
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lane-English
Reviewed 11 September 2019

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 through airport-type security check. Very easy. I was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank klam_chowder8
Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

Very interesting and different way to spend an hour. Worth the planning to book and don’t forget your ID on the day.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AnAgent
Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

If you didn’t know already... it’s hard to get tickets. Tickets open up 30 days in advance but they are not on at weekends and not necessarily on every weekday either. Some days have 1 tour, some 2. I had read a cheat sheet on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AndreaS560
Reviewed 6 August 2019

I tried for days to get tickets at 9am and then sent an email to them asking why some days were not going live for tickets. She explained not all days are available but - now this is key - she told me that there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jaxie1212
Reviewed 3 July 2019

Take the guided tour. You have to reserve in advance on their site. The highlight is the largest gold vault in the world - bigger than Fort Knox.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank richardjwaksman
Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

This was very cool and its Free! Here's the deal. You need to be online 30 days prior to when you want to go to reserve tickets. I believe its either 8am or 9am. The tickets are gone in about a minute. Seriously. There are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Mikez428
Reviewed 20 May 2019 via mobile

The gold is amazing!!Fantastic free activity to do in NYC. You have to book 1 month in advance. There isn’t coat check , so just bring a small backpack. It was rumored you couldn’t ring any bags but that is untrue.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank T9764OIsamanthaa
Reviewed 25 April 2019

I have never been on an official tour of the building, but did do some work inside years ago. From the outside you will recognize it from many movies. It supposedly has one of the largest supplies of gold on hand for the U.S. Treasury....More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank bbbob84
Reviewed 19 January 2019

My wife and I took the guided tour here on our portion of the trip that took us to lower Manhattan. The lady who gave us the tour was great and to really see all of that gold in the vault was an experience! Lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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16 June 2018|
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Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I see tours thru June into July. They only show 1 month in advance. I highly recommend you mark your calendar one month in advance of day you want to go and sign on that morning @ 8:59 am. The spots go fast.
30 May 2018|
Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can bring it in the building, however, I don’t think you keep it on the tour. After airport like security, you will be escorted to a room with hooks to drop it off while on tour. I left my umbrella and rain... More
11 April 2018|
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Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall it was a rainy day when I visited, and after going through airport like security, there was a coat rack with hooks where I left my umbrella and coat. It was in a room with an attendant. You could leave your bags... More