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Museum of Trade Finance and the Fed

525 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3409
+1 504-593-5857
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Lobby Museum - Some interest

Very interesting - only took 10 - 15 minutes to see everything. Kids enjoyed getting the free... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JohnandBetsey
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Arlington, Virginia
Free money at the Fed

Nice 15 min visit to the museum on first floor. Lots of security as you would think. They do hand... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darrell W
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League City, Texas
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525 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3409
Central Business District
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting - only took 10 - 15 minutes to see everything. Kids enjoyed getting the free shredded money. Our hotel was near-by, otherwise I wouldn't recommend going out of my way to see this attraction.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice 15 min visit to the museum on first floor. Lots of security as you would think. They do hand out free $$ but it’s shredded! Good visit if you are nearby. Nice guy working security desk! Create your own money via computer they have...More

Thank Darrell W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum with a few interactive exhibits. They have bags of shredded money that are free.

Thank EdwardShelby
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

It's already been said: small museum with multi-media exhibits. Yes, there is security, but you go through it very quickly (think security check at the airport but without any long lines). Security should not be a deterrent. I read every placard, looked at the specimens...More

Thank MichaelTheWanderer
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This one room free museum is a good stop if you are passing by although security takes some time as you must go through a x-ray machine and provide ID. The interactive kiosks are interesting and the electronic post card is fun for kids. You...More

2  Thank TravelingMamaGlv
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

One room self-guided wall displays about the role of the Fed in US currency. No minting, manufacturing, or otherwise live processes are visible to the public. If you’re in the area you can easily see it all in less than 30 minutes - otherwise the...More

Thank LuvMCO
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Went here to pass some time near our hotel. This is a nice, free presentation of money. commerce, and banking. Easy to see in 20-30 minutes, worth the time. The only negative is that you have to go through security. But you can design your...More

Thank Davigeta
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This is a small, free museum like you would find in other cities with Fed buildings. Chicago has one, for instance. If the front door is locked, just press the assistance button and go through the high security checkpoint. The museum is entirely in the...More

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

If youre into currency and it's history, this museum is pretty informative and has lots of good exhiibits.

Thank Bernardo F
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This museum is really tiny, so you only need to schedule 15-20 minutes for a visit. But there is tons of information about the US banking system and also about New Orleans. Plus some cool features, such as creating your own money. Definitely worth visiting...More

Thank jpvhel
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