The United States holds capitalism as the highest American ideal. The New York Stock Exchange, located off of Wall Street in New York City, is the pinnacle of this American ideal in action. Touring the NYSE and viewing the trading floor used to be a must-see tourist attraction. However, after the attacks on 9/11, touring the NYSE was closed to the public. As of 2010, the only way you can tour the NYSE in person is to participate in one of the two programs it offers for educators and graduate students.

Call the New York Stock Exchange Educational Services Department department at 212-656-2252 to find out if they have any openings for their Teacher's Workshop and Educational Seminars.

Go to the NYSE Outreach Programs website and download the brochure and registration packet for the appropriate program.

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Mail in your application with your payment, if required.

Attend the workshop or seminar during the approved dates and times to tour the NYSE.

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Based in Southern California, Daniel Holzer has been a freelance writer specializing in labor issues, personal finance and green living since 2004. His recent work has appeared online at Green Your Apartment and other websites. Holzer studied English literature at California State University, Fullerton.