Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Lonely Planet review for Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The best reason to visit the Federal Reserve Bank is the chance to ogle at its high-security vault – more than 10,000 tons of gold reserves reside here, 80ft below ground. You’ll only see a small part of that fortune, but signing on to a free tour (the only way down; book around six weeks ahead) is worth the effort.
While you don't need to join a guided tour to browse the bank's museum, which includes an interesting exhibition on the history of money, you will still need to book a time online. Bring your passport or other official ID.