The Treasury Department and the Treasury building have a rich history. From the 1789 Act of Congress that established the department to the construction of its first Washington building, this section will give you a valuable insight into Treasury's development and history.


Treasury Curator

The Office of the Curator at the U.S. Department of the Treasury guides the preservation of the historic buildings of the Department as it's Federal Preservation Officer, cares for the cultural resources, and provides museum quality collection management of the fine and decorative arts, and antique furniture of the Treasury Building adjacent to the White House.


History of the Treasury Department

Learn about the history of the Treasury Department, its organizational growth, the development of our functions, and stories of the Treasury bureaus.  (PDF version of history brochure)


The Treasury Building

Learn more about the historic Treasury Building located in Washington D.C. and get information on registering for tours.


Secretaries of the Treasury

Get to know the experience and accomplishments of the people who have led the Treasury Department through the years.


Treasurers of the United States

A list of the Treasurers from 1775 and the Presidents they have served since 1789.



The Treasury Collection is composed of paintings, prints, photographs, furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, and architectural fragments. View samples, learn their history, and much more.


Freedman's Bank

Learn about the Freedman's Bank which originally stood where the Treasury Annex was erected.