48 Wall Street is the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and educating their guests about the history of American finance. Housed in an historic bank building on Wall Street, the museum’s magnificent Grand Mezzanine Banking Hall provides an ideal setting for permanent exhibits on the financial markets, currency, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton.
The museum is an independent, non-profit, Smithsonian affiliate that creates non-ideological presentations and programs, for purposes of education and general public awareness. Financial education is at the core of the museum’s mission, seeking to promote lifelong learning and inquiry.
As a chronicler of American financial achievement and development, the museum seeks to play a special role as the guardian of America’s collective financial memory, as well as a presenter and interpreter of current financial issues, thereby connecting the past with the present while still serving as a guide for the future.
This space has retained much of its original 1920’s architectural detail; from the 30-foot ceilings to its beautiful Palladian windows. The Banking Hall can host and accommodate a variety of events.
Situated on the lower level, the concourse is designed to hold meetings, breakouts, classes, and events.