Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Go on a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank Museum and Gold Vault! Built during the early 1920s, the vault serves as gold storage for the U.S. government, foreign governments, central parks, and various international organizations. It remains the world’s largest known depository of monetary gold. Visitors can enjoy a free tour of the building designed to educate them on the Federal Reserve System, the history of currency, monetary policy, and more. Additional educational resources are online for school groups planning a visit.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

School

Learn about the Federal Reserve System, and go on a tour of the museum and gold vault. Discover how the bank promotes financial stability and growth, and the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve. See special exhibits including bars of gold, bank notes, and currency from around the world dating back to ancient times. Learn about counterfeiting, monetary policy, and the history of the Reserve Bank. While the bank welcomes visitors of all ages, educational programs that focus on economic systems are designed for high school and college level learners.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
currency, economics, government, history, mathematics

contact info
Phone: 212-720-6130
Email: frbnytours@ny.frb.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Middle School, High School, College Group Size: Max. 25 students. Program Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD.

Tour Lesson Plan

Sitting atop a double-decker bus or sitting at a window seat on a tour boat is one way to experience a place. Sightseeing tours are often narrated by knowledgeable tour guides. A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture.

 

Walking tours also cover a lot of ground, but allow students and scouts up close and personal view of landmarks and historical sites. Some walking tours can be guided by actual historians, and others allow tourists to experience the sites at their own pace. If secrets and “Ah-ha’s” are what you’re looking for, a behind-the-scenes tour will provide you with the information you’ve been seeking. Although behind-the scenes tours are usually restricted to one location – theater, studio, museum, zoo – what they lack in sites they make up for with an intimate peek into the happenings behind closed doors.

 

Whatever tour you go on, keep your eyes peeled for all the wonders you’re sure to experience.

View Lesson Plan>>

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Go on a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank Museum and Gold Vault! Built during the early 1920s, the vault serves as gold storage for the U.S. government, foreign governments, central parks, and various international organizations. It remains the world’s largest known depository of monetary gold. Visitors can enjoy a free tour of the building designed to educate them on the Federal Reserve System, the history of currency, monetary policy, and more. Additional educational resources are online for school groups planning a visit.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Camp

Learn about the Federal Reserve System, and go on a tour of the museum and gold vault. Discover how the bank promotes financial stability and growth, and the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve. See special exhibits including bars of gold, bank notes, and currency from around the world dating back to ancient times. Learn about counterfeiting, monetary policy, and the history of the Reserve Bank.

topics covered:
currency, economics, government, history, mathematics

contact info
Phone: 212-720-6130.
Email: frbnytours@ny.frb.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Max. 25 campers. Program Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD.

Tour Lesson Plan

Sitting atop a double-decker bus or sitting at a window seat on a tour boat is one way to experience a place. Sightseeing tours are often narrated by knowledgeable tour guides. A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture.

 

Walking tours also cover a lot of ground, but allow students and scouts up close and personal view of landmarks and historical sites. Some walking tours can be guided by actual historians, and others allow tourists to experience the sites at their own pace. If secrets and “Ah-ha’s” are what you’re looking for, a behind-the-scenes tour will provide you with the information you’ve been seeking. Although behind-the scenes tours are usually restricted to one location – theater, studio, museum, zoo – what they lack in sites they make up for with an intimate peek into the happenings behind closed doors.

 

Whatever tour you go on, keep your eyes peeled for all the wonders you’re sure to experience.

View Lesson Plan>>

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