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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

(212) 720-6130
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10038
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Located in the heart of the Financial District in a distinctive Italian Renaissance-revival style building, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York boasts the largest depository gold reserve found anywhere in the world, larger than even Fort Knox, containing 7,000 tons of gold. One of 12 regional reserve banks in the Federal Reserve System, the building assumes a fortress-like presence you would expect from a massive vault containing so much buried treasure located five stories below street level.

Visitors will learn about the central banking functions that the Federal Reserve System performs and see the Bank's vault of international monetary gold on the bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Descending into the reserve itself, you pass through narrow corridor cut into a 90-ton steel cylinder. Over 120 lockers contain bullion, much of which is in custody for foreign nations. Possibly one of the most extraordinary tours in America!
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Telephone: (212) 720-6130
Address: 33 Liberty Street
New York NY 10038
Cross Streets bet. Nassau and William Streets
Subway:
  • to Broadway/Nassau Sts
  • to Fulton St -- 0.1
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Tours are given Monday through Friday (except bank holidays) every hour from 9:30 am to 2:30 p.m. Note: there is no 12:30 p.m. tour. The tour is free, lasts about an hour, and each tour can accommodate up to 30 visitors. Because of the tour’s popularity, the Federal Reserve’s Public Information Department suggest you reserve a spot by calling the above phone number or e-mailing a request to FRBNYTOURS@ny.frb.org. Tour tickets that confirm the date and hour will be mailed out in advance and must be presented to the tour guide upon arrival at the Bank.

Strict security regulations require all visitors to pass through a metal detector and deposit cameras, briefcases, cellphones and other packages in a locked cabinet in the lobby.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Tips
1. Call to reserve a space
Although you can email your request for a tour date, the Fed recommends you phone (212) 720-6130 instead; that way you will immediately know about available tour dates.
2. Have your calendar handy
The date(s) and time(s) you want might not be available. Be flexible, as tours are very popular.
3. Reserve early
Tour Reservations must be made at least five business days in advance.