A museum, like a grandmother’s Harley Davidson tattoo, is a good reminder that everything has a past. See the history behind your cash with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $9 for admission for two people (up to $16 value)
- $15 for admission for four people (up to $32 value)
- $20 for admission for six people (up to $48 value)
Current exhibits include The Fed at 100, which shines light on the institution’s inner workings on its centennial anniversary, as well as Money: A History, which traces America’s currency from its earliest stages to the present.
Museum of American Finance
After organizing the colonies' debts in 1792, the United States’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, conceived of the idea of assuming the state debts into the first federal bond issue. Among that issue—a bond made out to George Washington for $182.95. It wasn't the amount that lent the bond historic importance, or even the fact that it was signed by Washington, but that its value was expressed with a dollar sign, the symbol's first appearance on federal documents. At the Museum of American Finance, this bond is displayed alongside other artifacts from similarly historic moments throughout the history of American finance, giving visitors a unique perspective on the country's financial foundation. Juxtaposing this historical perspective are the museum's rotating exhibits, which offer insight on more recent financial affairs such as the credit crisis and the campaign to put Snoopy's face on the dollar bill.
71% of 17 customers recommend
“We loved it! We learned so much! I wish we could have spent more time there because they has an event and were closing early. Would go back, with my family!”
“Great educational experience!”