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.
A tour of the museum provides in-depth lessons on the role of the Federal Reserve in the US 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.)
Plan Your Visit
Group guided tours
For groups of 10–30 people, free group guided tours of the Monetary Museum may be scheduled by appointment only. Tours are offered Tuesday through Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (ET). 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.
Individuals or groups of fewer than 10 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.
The Atlanta Fed is conveniently located across 10th Street from the Midtown MARTA Station. Parking is available only for visitors who have appointments at the Bank. All other visitors must park in neighboring pay lots and garages.
One of the Bank's top priorities is to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. If you are parking at the Bank, your car will be searched as you enter the parking deck. In addition, when you enter the building, you must walk through a metal detector. Please be prepared to remove all objects from your pockets and place them in bins. If you are unable to walk through the detector, the law enforcement officer on duty will screen you with an electronic wand.
Please allow yourself ample time for these security measures.
Thank you. We hope you enjoy your visit.