The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation's only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system. With an extensive collection of financial documents and objects, seminars and educational programming, and a publication and oral history program, the museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial and economic history.

Permanent interactive exhibits include The Financial Markets, Money: A History, Banking in America, Entrepreneurs and Alexander Hamilton. Recent temporary exhibits include Women of Wall Street, Trading on the Street, and Tracking the Credit Crisis.

The museum is located in Manhattan's financial district.


The Museum offers guided group tours Monday-Friday, from 10 am – 2:30 pm, and can accommodate up to 30 people per group. Tours take approximately 60 minutes and are ideal for students of all ages, from elementary school through MBA.

The Museum charges a $100 group fee for all guided tours and requires one chaperone for each 10 students. Cancellation fees of 50% of the total group tour expense will be assessed for last minute cancellations or no-shows.