Atlanta Monetary Museum
Tours and walk-in visits to our museum will be closed through the end of 2020 out of concern for the safety and well-being of our staff and the communities we serve and for continuity of critical business operations.
Welcome to the Atlanta Fed's Monetary Museum. By exploring an exhibit of historical artifacts, you'll discover the fascinating story of money—from barter to modern times. You'll also learn about the turbulent history of banking in America and see examples of rare coins and currency.
The museum features a display on the history of money; interactive, multimedia exhibits explaining the Federal Reserve's role in the economy; and a view of the bank's automated vault and cash processing areas. In addition, most group tours include a stop in the bank's boardroom.
A tour of the museum provides in-depth lessons on the role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. economy.
- Learn how and why the Fed conducts monetary policy and how its actions affect your life.
- Hear about the Fed's important roles in bank supervision and regulation.
- Get the big picture of the many ways the Fed provides payments system services to help our economy run smoothly and maintain the stability of the financial system.
Then, you can take a look inside our cash-processing operations, where millions of dollars are counted, sorted, or shredded daily. You'll also get a glimpse into the bank's automated vault and see the robotic transports that do the heavy lifting.
All this and more awaits you at the Atlanta Fed's Monetary Museum. (To whet your appetite, take a virtual tour of our collection as told in The Story of Money display.)
Group Guided Tours
For groups of 10–30 people, free group guided tours of Monetary Museum may be scheduled by appointment only. Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. We can schedule tours only for school, business, and community groups. Please be aware that the tour calendar gets booked four to six months in advance. Keep this in mind when you request a tour date. We will contact you to discuss the availability of your requested date and to confirm a scheduled tour.
To request a group guided tour, please complete the form.
Individuals or groups of fewer than ten people may participate in self-guided tours of the Monetary Museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Self-guided tours are limited to the Monetary Museum and do not need to be scheduled.
To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, all visitors must walk through a metal detector. Please be prepared to remove all objects from your pockets and place them in the bins. If you are unable to walk through the detector, the officer will hand screen you with an electronic wand.
You may store your valuables and other personal effects in secured lockers.
- We do not allow any weapons, including pepper spray and pocketknives, into the museum.
- Photography as well as audio and video recording are prohibited.
- If you are visiting the museum for a self-guided tour, you must present a valid form of government-issued ID.
Thank you. We hope you enjoy your visit.