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Schedule a tour of the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank or its Cincinnati Branch Office.

Cleveland Learning Center and Money Museum

Stand beneath our 23-foot money tree, trade on the Barter Islands, try to identify counterfeit bills, and make your own currency! Experience our hands-on, interactive exhibits to learn about personal finance, economics and the history of money--Walk in and see the Money Museum. Take a group tour of the Bank or schedule a guided tour of the Money Museum. Admission and tours are free!

Hours: Open Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closed bank holidays and occasionally closed for special events. Call us at 216-579-3188 with questions.

Admission: free

Location: The Learning Center and Money Museum is located in the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

Group Size: Groups of 10 or more must make advance reservations. Request a reservation.

Take a virtual tour of the museum.

Know before you visit

Visitors age 16 and up, must present a valid driver’s license, school ID, or other photo identification for admission to the building.

Please limit the bags, backpacks, or purses you bring into the building. All personal items are subject to x-ray screening, and everyone passes through a metal detector before entering the building.

Photography in the Learning Center and Money Museum is welcome! (Photography is not allowed in other areas of the building.)

Videotaping is not allowed anywhere in the building.

Have additional questions, visit our FAQ page.

Special Exhibits

Visit our Exhibits page for more information about the Cleveland Fed's current and previous special exhibits.

FRONT Triennial Art Exhibition

The Money Museum’s regular hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.

The FRONT exhibit will run July 14 – September 30, 2018. Admission is free.

Be sure to visit the other FRONT installations in beautiful, walkable downtown Cleveland — the Cleveland Public Library, the Steamship William G. Mather, the Great Lakes Science Center, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Hamilton

Lawyer. Soldier. Statesman.

Love Hamilton: The Musical? Learn more about Alexander Hamilton from our latest exhibit at the Cleveland Fed Learning Center and Money Museum.

The Hamilton exhibit will run July 17–September 27, 2018. Admission is free.

Directions to the Federal Reserve of Cleveland

From Public Square/Tower City:

Cross Public Square north-east to Superior Avenue. Walk three blocks east on Superior Avenue.

From the south via I-480 west and I-77:

Take I-77 north and exit at East 14th St. Follow East 14th St. and turn left on Prospect Ave. and right on East 9th St. Turn left on Rockwell Ave., left on East 6th St., and left on Superior Ave.

From the south, airport, and I-480 east via I-71:

Take I-71 north and exit at East 9th St. Travel north on East 9th St. and turn left onto Rockwell Ave. Turn left on East 6th St. and left on Superior Ave.

From the west via I-90:

Take I-90 east and exit at East 9th St. Travel north on East 9th St. and turn left onto Rockwell Ave. Turn left on East 6th St and left on Superior Ave.

From the northeast via I-90:

Take I-90 west and keep right to continue on OH-2 west. Take the East 9th St. exit and turn left onto East 9th St. Turn right onto St. Clair Ave., left onto East 6th St., and left onto Superior Ave.

Parking

Public parking lots and garages are available around East 9th Street. The Bank cannot validate parking passes. Drivers who stay with their buses may park on Rockwell Avenue between East 6th and East 9th Streets.

Schedule a Tour of the Cleveland Fed

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's building, a national historic landmark, stands as a monument to the superb craftsmanship and prosperity of the post-World War I era. Guided tours of the Bank offer guests an insider's view of this architecturally impressive building, as well as a look at the operations of the U.S. central bank. Contact us to schedule a free group tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland for your class, organization or community group today!

  • Dates Offered: Year-Round, Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
    • Only scheduled tours are available.
    • Tours will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.
    • Due to the popularity of our tour program, we recommend making reservations several months in advance.
    • Tours are typically limited to one tour group per organization per year.
  • Location: The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is located at 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
  • Audience: Tours are available for high school (grades 9-12) and college students, educators, business and professional associations, and community organizations.
  • Group Size: A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 35.
    • Student groups must include one adult for every 12 students.
  • Cost: All tours are free of charge.
  • Cancellations: Tour cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour date by contacting LearningCenter@clev.frb.org.

Food and beverages are not permitted on tours.

Schedule a Tour of the Cincinnati Branch

The Cincinnati Branch Public Education Tour Program is available to educators, school groups, and college students. During a visit to the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, you will learn about the history and structure of the Federal Reserve, discover the role the central bank plays in the nation's economy, and participate in hands-on activities that illustrate key economic concepts.

  • Dates Offered: Year-round, Wednesdays and Thursdays
    • Only scheduled tours are available.
    • Tours will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.
    • Tours must be scheduled one month in advance.
    • Tours are typically limited to one tour group per organization per year.
  • Location: The Cincinnati Branch of the Cleveland Federal Reserve is located at 150 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
  • Program Length: 1.5-2 hours
  • Audience: We provide tours to teachers, school groups (grades 8-12), college students and community groups.
  • Group Size: Groups should not exceed 30 individuals (including chaperones for school groups)
    • One adult chaperone is required for every 15 students.
  • Cost: All tours are free of charge.
  • Programs: Fed Overview: In addition to a vault tour, students will receive a presentation on the history of Central Banking and the Federal Reserve System and participate in hands-on activities.
  • Cancellations: Tour cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour date by contacting LearningCenter@clev.frb.org.

Food and beverages are not permitted on tours.

Request a tour

When requesting a Bank tour, please send the following information to LearningCenter@clev.frb.org or have it ready when calling 216-579-3188.

  • Name
  • Daytime phone number
  • Number of people in your group
  • Organization (school, business, group name)
  • Requested tour date and time
  • Location (Cleveland or Cincinnati)

Contacting the Bank does not guarantee that a tour is available on the date or time you have requested. You will be contacted promptly to discuss tour availability.