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Take a tour and learn more about our nation’s central bank. Tours are available in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Seattle. Tour highlights vary by office, however all locations include an overview of the Federal Reserve System and cash operations. Space is limited, so request your tour today!

Request a San Francisco tour

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2016 Bank Tours are now full for San Francisco. Please check back in late October to request a 2017 Bank Tour.

The Fed Center: Exploring our Nation’s Central Bank—a permanent installation at the San Francisco Fed—designed to teach the public about the functions of the U.S. central bank through a series of guided hands-on and visually engaging experiences. Whimsical and thought-provoking elements in the exhibit include giant iconic representations of financial concepts, such as a free-floating sphere, a suspended safe, and a 14-foot tilting chair. The Fed Center also features one of the most comprehensive collections of U.S. currency in the country. Schedule your group tour now!

View the San Francisco Fed Center

What you should know about the tour:

  1. Tours are FREE of charge.
  2. Priority is given to high school and college economics classes. Teachers are required to attend all tours and use their work email address when submitting their requests.
  3. Tours are available to groups with a minimum of 15 persons and a maximum of 30. Group totals include chaperones.
  4. Group tours are available by appointment, Monday through Thursday, at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm.
  5. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
  6. A list of tour participants must be submitted two weeks prior to your visit.
  7. No walk-ins or add-ons will be accommodated.
  8. Exhibit content is targeted at high school audiences and above.
  9. Due to heightened security requirements, we may close to the public at any time. No cameras or cell phones are allowed on any tours; photo identification is required. We have security checks similar to those at airports.
  10. Groups requesting more than two tour reservations per year must obtain prior approval from the tour coordinator.

Request a Los Angeles tour

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2016 Bank Tours are now full for Los Angeles. Please check back in late October to request a 2017 Bank Tour.

The Fed Gallery: Your Central Bank in Focus is a permanent installation at our Los Angeles Branch that uses interactive technology and vivid graphics to highlight the Federal Reserve’s role in the United States economy. Various displays focus on cash and check operations, bank supervision, and monetary policy. The gallery includes a pachinko-style game in which the participant rates the safety and soundness of a particular financial institution, a money wheel that asks visitors to identify counterfeit notes, and a currency display featuring historic and rare notes.

View the Los Angeles Fed Gallery

What you should know about the tour:

  1. Tours are FREE of charge.
  2. Priority is given to high school and college economics classes. Teachers are required to attend all tours and use their work email address when submitting their requests.
  3. Tours are available to groups with a minimum of 15 persons and a maximum of 30. Group totals include chaperones.
  4. Group tours are available by appointment, Monday through Thursday, at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.
  5. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
  6. A list of tour participants must be submitted two weeks prior to your visit.
  7. No walk-ins or add-ons will be accommodated.
  8. Exhibit content is targeted at high school audiences and above.
  9. Due to heightened security requirements, we may close to the public at any time. No cameras or cell phones are allowed on any tours; photo identification is required. We have security checks similar to those at airports.
  10. Groups requesting more than two tour reservations per year must obtain prior approval from the tour coordinator.

Request a Phoenix, Salt Lake City, or Seattle tour

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Planning a trip to a different destination? Tours are also available in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. Tours last approximately 60–90 minutes Monday through Friday, by advance reservation only. Tour highlights include an overview of the Federal Reserve System and cash operations.

Phoenix

Request a tour today by contacting Alicia McCray.

Salt Lake City

Group tours are by appointment only, Monday through Friday. Request a tour today by calling (801) 322-7860

Seattle

Submit a tour request

Directions

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San Francisco Headquarters
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Los Angeles Branch
950 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Phoenix Branch
1550 North 47th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85043
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Salt Lake City Branch
120 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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Seattle Branch
2700 Naches Avenue SW
Renton, WA 98057
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