Tours of the Minneapolis Fed

Alexander Hamilton Special Exhibition September - November 2018

As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton proposed a plan to establish America’s first national bank, the Bank of the United States. Come learn how Hamilton’s early experiences set the stage for his bold economic plan, how his national bank stabilized a post-war economy, why the bank closed after just 20 years, and how his vision for a strong central bank lives on today in the Federal Reserve. This exhibit is included in all public and group tours between September and November.




General Tour Information

Experience the priceless opportunity to learn about the nation’s central bank and financial system. Observe how U.S. currency makes its way to your local bank. Find out what it means when the media says the Fed is setting interest rates. Discover how the work of the Federal Reserve affects you. Accompany a Reserve Bank employee on a free 75-minute walking tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to learn about:

  • The history and structure of the Fed
  • The dual mandate from Congress of maximum employment and price stability
  • Monetary policy tools used to influence available money and credit in order to maintain a healthy economy
  • Regulatory and supervisory authority of financial institutions that promote a stable financial system
  • Banking services to financial institutions and the federal government

For more information about available tours and to register for an upcoming tour, please select the appropriate tour type below.

Private Group Tours

Free guided tours for school, community, professional, and social groups of 5 to 50 are available Monday through Friday at select times during business hours with advance registration.

Public Tours (June – November)

Between June and November, free guided tours for individuals and families are available Monday through Friday at select times during business hours with 24-hour advance registration.