Detroit Branch Visitors Center

Visit the Detroit Branch Visitors Center

The presentation will include a discussion of the Federal Reserve System and a tour of our cash department, which disburses currency to area banks. The discussion and tour take about one hour. Tours are free, but reservations are required. Contact us to schedule a group visit.

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Group Visits

Civic and community organizations, business groups, bankers, high school students, and college students are all welcome at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit Branch.

We provide tours for groups of 15 to 60 people. All guests must be in high school or above. Chaperones are necessary for high school groups. School tours require one adult for every ten students aged 17 or younger.


We require advance reservations for the tours, which are free of charge. Weare unable to accommodate walk-in visitors.


Tours can be scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Tours are about one hour in length and offered free of charge.


The Detroit Branch is located at 1600 East Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48207.

Detroit Branch Visitors Center

Photo ID requirement

All visitors 18 years and older must show a valid, government-issued photo ID before entering the Visitors Center.

Security Screening

All individuals entering the Visitors Center will be subject to the Detroit Branch screening process. The following items will be confiscated before entry and returned upon departure.*

  • Firearms
  • Stun guns
  • Knives, including pocket knives
  • Utility knives/box cutters
  • Explosives
  • Pepper spray or mace
  • Cigarette lighters carried by minors
  • Other illegal or potentially dangerous or destructive items

* Exceptions to this policy include illegal items and firearms or other weapons for which the owner is unable to provide a proper license. These items will be turned over to the Detroit Police Department.

Food and Beverage Policy

No food or drink is allowed. Please help us maintain our facility.

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