Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta, Visitors Center - Monetary Museum
See historical artifacts and the fascinating story of money—from barter to modern times. Learn about the turbulent history of banking in America. See examples of rare coins and currency.
After touring the museum, experience the rest of the Visitors Center, where interactive and multimedia exhibits provide 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 the 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 on a prearranged, guided tour of the Atlanta Fed's Visitors Center and Monetary Museum. To whet your appetite, check out a virtual tour of our collection as told in The Story of Money display.
Self-guided tours are Monday through Friday at 9am-4pm
For groups of 10–30 people, free group guided tours of Monetary Museum may be scheduled by appointment only. Because our tours are conducted by employee volunteers, we require a two-week window to schedule a tour. 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.
Amenities: public restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Free admission and self-guided tour.
The Story of Money - A highlight of the Visitors Center and Monetary Museum is the story of money as told through an exhibit of artifacts, coins, and currency notes in sixteen display cases.
With gold nuggets and wampum and much more, you can trace the evolution of money from barter to modern currency along with the story of banking and money in America right up to the founding of the Federal Reserve System in 1913. Take a look at the unusual objects, rare coins, and beautifully detailed currency notes in our outstanding collection.