I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Museum of American Finance

We were given free tickets to the Museum of American Finance for review purposes. This post may contain sponsored links. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: The Museum of American Finance

Where: 48 Wall Street
            New York, NY

Who: Ages 8 and up
Me - The Museum of American Finance was interesting. It was a museum about money and related things. They had old money that is not used anymore like 10,000 bills and 5,00 bills.  There were a lot of different piggy banks. There was one piggy bank that looked like a baseball. There were bonds including one from Disney that had the Disney characters on it. There was a Dunkin Donuts stock certificate. There was a section on famous bank robbers including Bonnie and Clyde. There was a statute of Alexander Hamilton because he was the one responsible for starting our banking system. I liked looking at all the old money. I liked that the museum was unique. It's very different from any other museum. They had some touchscreens but other than that they didn't really have any interactive exhibits. There was a special exhibit of famous black people like Jackie Robinson on coins. That exhibit is on loan from another museum. My favorite thing at the museum was a Monopoly game made out of gold and jewels. People who are interested in money or people that are not looking for your average museum would enjoy this museum. The museum was quite fun, and I would highly recommend going.

Mom - A museum devoted to finance doesn't sound like the most interesting place in the world. The Museum of American Finance is actually very fascinating, however. Here you can learn about everything related to banks and money, but in a fun way. There are all kinds of interesting artifacts including all kinds of currency. There is currency that is no longer used: currency from individual states, large size bills and large denomination bills. There is also currency from other countries some of which is quite colorful. There is even shredded money. Anyone fixated on Hamilton because of the musical will love the whole room devoted to him at the Museum of American of Finance. It covers everything about Hamilton and not just that part of his life that relates to the banking system. There are also all kinds of items related to the stock market like stocks, bonds, computers and old ticker tape machines. There is so much more as well. While the museum itself is not very big, there are quite a lot of items on display so if you want to go through every single one it could take quite a while. However, even if you don't want to view every item, there is a good chance that most people will find at least an item or two of interest to them because there is such a wide variety of items on view. The museum would probably not be that exciting for very small children, but school age children and above would definitely find things to enjoy here although kids in the younger grades might not appreciate all that the museum has to offer until they are a bit older. All in all, if you are tired of looking at typical museum fare, the Museum of Finance is a good choice.

For more information visit www.moaf.org

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.


  1. I never heard of a museum like this but would like to visit this myself and would be terrific for the kids as well.

    1. It was really interesting and a lot more fun than it may sound just hearing the name. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.