New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
A trip to New York City isn't complete without a photo in front of the New York Stock Exchange, a National Historic Landmark. To see more of the Financial District, consider booking a Wall Street or downtown walking tour. Tours typically cover the history of the Financial District and visit neighborhood attractions, including the 9/11 Memorial. Opt for a private tours for a custom itinerary and more personal experience.
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Things to Know Before You Go
Architecture enthusiasts shouldn't miss the historic New York Stock Exchange building, which boasts marble columns and a pediment sculpture.
Both sightseeing and history tours often visit the exchange, and they may include ferry travel to the Statue of Liberty and bus transportation around New York.
Snap a great selfie outside the Exchange—the historic façade is a perfect backdrop.
How to Get There
The New York Stock Exchange is located in the Financial District at 11 Wall Street. One convenient way to arrive is by citywide sightseeing tour—most tours visit the exchange, along with New York's top sights, so you see more in less time. Alternatively, take the subway. Ride the 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Wall Street, or take the N, R, or W to Rector Street.
When to Get There
Visit the New York Stock Exchange building by day to explore the Wall Street area and other downtown sights during normal business hours. Stopping by at night offers a picturesque view, as the building is lit and the streets are quiet. Consider a visit in spring, summer, or autumn—New York's most temperate seasons—and if you arrive in winter, bundle up to protect against wind and cold.
Where to Learn about Finance
If you're interested in finance, don't miss the historic Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Take the bank's guided tour to explore trading rooms and see a gold-filled vault. Tours are offered daily, but you must reserve a spot in advance. Find the Fed building at 44 Maiden Lane, a short walk from the Exchange.
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