New York City

Museum of American Finance

Take your group to this museum for a look at how finance affects their daily lives. Learn about the history of America’s currency, and its banking system. Discover pieces of history like old ticker tape machines, paper bonds, and a collection of historical piggy banks! In the Alexander Hamilton room, learn about the establishment of the national bank, and our first Secretary of the Treasury. Guided tours touch on topics such as the world of financial products, and supply and demand. On a scavenger hunt, learners can connect museum objects with concepts from the history of finance.
 
Contact Info
Address: 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. New York County. Tel: 212-908-4110. Email: cmeyers@moaf.org. Website: www.moaf.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee/Free. Title I funding support.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

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