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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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Address: 14th and C sts. SW, Washington DC, DC 20228
Phone Number: 202.874.2330
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.
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This is a very interesting place to see. The tour is fabulous for both children and adults, and it's free! I definitely recommend a visit, and take a look at their gift shop, too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Seattle
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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Our Senator's office arranged this tour for us and we enjoyed the video at the beginning as well as the gift store visit at the end! The tour presentation was delivered in such a monotone fashion that it was challenging to pay attention since the guide seemed as bored with the whole process as we came to be. The workers... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The tour gives you a basic presentation on how money is made and then you walk walk through observation hallways to see the process. There is a lot more involved than running a blank bill through a printer and this place does a good job of demonstrating that. Weekend hours would be helpful, its only opened on week days.

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Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a good tour to take in the early morning before the holocaust museum opens as it is next door. We had an 8:45 tour and was done by 9:15. Everyone seems really happy to work there!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We showed up thinking we could just walk in, not realizing that there are predetermined tour times with limited tickets. It didn't work with other things we had planned so we had to pass. It was a shame because we were really interested in seeing this site.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting place to see. The tour is fabulous for both children and adults, and it's free! I definitely recommend a visit, and take a look at their gift shop, too, where you can get "reject" money!

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Minneapolis, Mn
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was worth getting in line around 7:15 a.m. on a spring break morning, and the tickets started being disbursed by 8:00 a.m., with the ticket line moving quickly and efficiently. The tours were pretty short -- less than an hour -- and very informative. The guides have lots of good information to share about how bills are printed and... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was really good to see how they make the money from the beginning to the end. Only trick is they haven't certain times they do the tours and you have to get there for that. But overall, I really enjoyed this place and the Gift Shop was great too for souvenirs.

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Pakistan
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A must visit place. Free guided tour of 45 minutes with 10 - 15 min documentary at the start and then 25 - 30 mins visit. U can actually see $$$s in the making! Very informative, especially for kids. Pictures not allowed!

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Detroit, Michigan
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I'm into coin and money collecting, so seeing this facility was a must do on my bucket list. It's a relatively quick tour. Great up close experience at seeing the US currency being printed. This tour was way better than the Mint in Philadelphia. So if you have a choice between the two, skip the mint.

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Wisconsin
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There is a short video at the beginning of the tour. Then you see money being printed. Our guide was very good and the tour was interesting and informative. The tour was about an hour. I am happy we saw this.

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