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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Money Museum


230 S. LaSalle St.




Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Long Lines Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible Photography Prohibited


Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, 1922



NOTE: All visitors over age 18 must present a valid, government-issued ID to enter.

The Chicago Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that--together with the Board of Governors--make up the Federal Reserve System, our nation's central bank. One of its many responsibilities is making sure that there is a sufficient supply of U.S. currency in good condition. They oversee the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which includes all of Iowa and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

The Chicago Fed building was designed by the firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, which was responsible for such architectural landmarks as the Wrigley Building, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Merchandise Mart. The building's most recent renovation, started in 1986, upgraded its existing 820,000 square feet and included a 14-story addition. The first-floor Money Museum opened to visitors in 2001, with exhibits on currency, economics, and the role of the Federal Reserve.

Visitor Experience

Visitors will enjoy exclusive access to the Great Hall, a space not normally open to the public, and see part of the Chicago Fed’s collection of works by Seventh District artists. Explore on your own or enjoy brief presentations from Chicago Fed volunteers. Guests can also visit the Money Museum. NOTE: All visitors over age 18 must present a valid, government-issued ID to enter.