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Information about the Visitors Center at the Chicago Fed's Detroit Branch.

Detroit Branch Visitors Center

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Detroit Branch Visitors Center is free and open to the public. Tours include a discussion of the Federal Reserve System and a direct view into our cash department, which disburses currency to area banks. The discussion and cash viewing will take about one hour. Reservations are required and can be made for tours occurring between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, except on Bank holidays.

Scheduling a Tour

Tours of the Branch Visitors Center are open to groups of 15-60 people (high-school age and older) and may be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. All tours are guided, and requests for speakers are accepted.

To schedule a tour, please contact the Visitors Center using the information at right. It is recommended that you schedule your tour at least three weeks in advance. Tours requiring a speaker or occurring during our busy seasons (March through May and October through December) are advised to schedule a month or more in advance.


The Bank's Fresh Approach Cafe is open for breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and for lunch from 11 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Visitors are welcome to dine in the cafe or design a special lunch for their tour group.

Security Screening

All individuals visiting the Visitors Center will be subject to the Detroit Branch screening process. The following items will be confiscated before entry and returned upon departure.*
  • Fire arms
  • Stun guns
  • Knives, including pocket knives
  • Utility/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 fire arms 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.

Please Keep in Mind

  • All adult visitors must show a government-issued photo ID before entering the Visitors Center
  • No food or drink is allowed
  • School tours require one adult for every ten students age 17 or younger