More FREE things to do in Lower Manhattan
Federal Reserve Bank
Show me the money!
You’ll feel like a million here, since there’s as much as $100 million in gleaming gold bars stored in the Gold Vault, five stories under Wall Street.
There are daily 60-minute tours, and heavy security that includes no cameras or camera-equipped smartphones.
You must have a reservation and a valid photo ID to enter. Show me the money!
Federal Hall National Monument
George Washington took the oath of office here as the first US President, when New York City was the first capital of the new United States of America.
His statue is out front, and there’s a small US history museum inside. Take a tour with one of the National Park Rangers, every hour on the hour.
On Wall Street, directly across from the New York Stock Exchange.