Whew. But we were totally won over by the space a stunning restored 1927 landmark bank building and the exhibitions, which explain how banks and monetary systems evolved. Other features include the history of Wall Street, entrepreneurs, legendary bank robbers, and how commodity futures work. The Alexander Hamilton Room pays tribute to the man who created the US Mint, the Customs Department, the tax system, and the Coast Guard.
Favorite feature: Watch a segment of the movie Its a Wonderful Life, where George Bailey explains how banks put the money you deposit to work.
48 Wall St., 212-908-4110, financialhistory.org. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $8, seniors, students $5, museum members, children under age 6 free.