Museum of American Finance

Need a little more culture in your life? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the best museums in the country with our new At the Museum web series with Don Wildman, host of Mysteries at the Museum.

Get inside the mind of a spy at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

Find your gross-out limit at Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum, full of outrageous medical oddities.

Learn about unknown animals at the world’s only Cryptozoology Museum, located in Portland, ME.

Get an in-depth history of the city’s evolution when you visit Seattle at the Museum of History and Industry. Or check out one of the world’s largest aviation museums at the city’s Museum of Flight.

See Sue the T-Rex — the oldest and best-preserved T-Rex — at Chicago’s Field Museum. Or wander the 14 acres of exhibits at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

A trip to San Diego is sure to pique your interest in the ocean, making a stop at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography a must.

Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum will teach you more than just the history of the car — you’ll see American history as told by its vehicles.

The Museum of American Finance in New York City offers a history of the evolution of the US financial system — including a relic of the California Gold Rush.

See a trio of Boston museums, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (the site of a notorious art heist), the Boston Fire Museum and the Massachusetts Historical Society, which houses artifacts from the Salem Witch Trials.

Get a look at what it was like to live under the threat of nuclear war at the Museum of Nuclear Science in Albuquerque, NM.

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Amanda DiGiondomenicoAmanda is an Interactive Producer for TravelChannel.com and considers herself a resident of both Baltimore and Washington, DC. She loves taking road trips up and down the East Coast, but...

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