New Orleans Museum of Trade, Finance, and the Fed

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays)

525 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Welcome to the Museum of Trade, Finance, and the Fed in the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Here, you can explore how finance grew from trade, how New Orleans evolved into a bustling port and financial center, and how, over the centuries, the institutions, instruments, and people of New Orleans made it all possible

The museum features a brief video review of the financial history of New Orleans; a display that tells all about money throughout the history of New Orleans; an interactive exhibit that lets you design your own banknote, complete with your photograph; and more. You can read more about the Museum of Trade, Finance, and the Fed in this introduction to the museum and get a preview of the exhibits.

As a supplement to your visit to the museum, a map for a self-guided walking tour of significant locations in our financial history is available. View a listing of the walking tour landmarks Adobe PDF file format.

Visiting the museum
There is no charge for admission. We permit only walk-in visits. We cannot accommodate organized groups or field trips. Visitors are welcome to explore the exhibits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding bank holidays, when the museum is closed. The museum hours are subject to change based on security considerations and the national threat level issued by the Homeland Security Advisory System. To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, the museum is subject to immediate closure should conditions warrant such an action.

Photos and video recordings are not permitted, and mobile devices must remain secured in your possession while you are in the museum. Weapons of any kind are not permitted inside the Bank. Handicap access is available. The Bank does not have a gift shop or lunch facility.

Thank you for your interest in our museum. We hope you enjoy your visit.

To our visitors:

As you know from recent news reports, the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a concern across the globe. The health and safety of everyone who visits the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta or any of our branch locations in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans are important to us so we are continuing to monitor the situation closely.

Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you not enter our facilities if any of the following circumstances apply to you:

  • You have a confirmed case of coronavirus or have been notified by medical personnel that you are being assessed or monitored for the virus.
  • You have visited in the past two weeks any of the areas where the coronavirus is prevalent.
  • You live with or are in close contact with a person who has been to an area in the last two weeks where the coronavirus is prevalent.
  • You have had close contact with someone who is confirmed to have or is being evaluated for coronavirus infection.

We appreciate your support and understanding.