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Finance student’s day off

Undergraduate | Mar 07, 2017 |

Are you sticking around the city for spring break? Or do you have a mid-week day off? There’s no shortage of things to do in New York to continue your business education outside of the classroom.

Here are some suggestions for a meaningful day in the Financial District.

Museum of American Finance
48 Wall Street

Current exhibits include For the Love of Money: Blacks on U.S. Currency and America In Circulation: A History of U.S. Currency Featuring the Collection of Mark R. Shenkman, which displays nearly 250 notes from the Colonial era to the present. There are also exhibits on entrepreneurs, the financial markets, and banking in America, in addition to the Alexander Hamilton Room. Student admission is $5.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York
44 Maiden Lane

Visit the bank for museum and gold-vault tours. These free tours are held Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Registration for public tours opens 30 days prior to the requested date.

Wall Street Walking Tour

Instead of taking a formal walking tour, create your own:

  • The National City Bank Building
  • The former Bank of Manhattan Trust Building
  • The famous Wall Street bull
  • The historical “House of Morgan”

While tours are not usually offered to the public at the New York Stock Exchange, you can still visit the iconic site for a picture or two.


If you happen to be in the area during lunchtime, find a restaurant or one of the many food trucks with a line and strike up a conversation with the person in front of you—there’s a good chance that person works in the neighborhood, and you never know where the conversation might lead you.

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