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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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Address: 300 14th St SW, Washington DC, DC 20228
Phone Number: 202-874-4000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:45 am
12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.
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See your lifetime salary being made in minutes!

Great free tour to see the paper currency being made along with a nice historical tour of the old currency and fun gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Gary P
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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Wooster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I was interested in seeing how money was made, but the tour was rather bland. We had an informative guide, but really he just talked while we looked at a half dozen or so employees running machines. With so much to see and do in D.C. unless you are REALLY into how money is printed, I would say skip this... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved it. About 30-40 mins. Very informative. Had to go early at 8am to get tickets for 2pm tour. Get to see 1 million dollars in 10 bills a sealed box. Pretty interesting stuff. Short but sweet. Enjoyed it!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There just was not that much to see. They're very quick and efficient. Tickets are free but the address, the tour location, and the ticket booth are not necessarily in the same place. The equivalent facility in Fort Worth was better. Self-guided tour let you actually see what you wanted to of the process.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of information. The tour was very informative. I wish I could have brought my camera to take pictures.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great free tour to see the paper currency being made along with a nice historical tour of the old currency and fun gift shop.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had heard so many good things about this Bureau that I put it as a "must-see" on my list. In fact, it is ok, but not essential. There are so many interesting places to visit in DC that you can leave the Bureau of Engraving and Printing out of your list if your time in DC is limited.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Was a very nice 30 minute tour on pritig our money . We went to the area at eight and waited in line for about 10 minutes for our free tickets. We got tickets for nine since most everything else opens at 10 walked short walk to see washington monument before the tour.

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Newcastle, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

took my grandson who is 8, he enjoyed it. All that money :) Call your senator and they will set you up an appointment. The tour is a short time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Neat to see your money being made right in front of you in a quick, simple tool. Be sure to have the Spider Press demo to be done for you in the souvenir shop.

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Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very nice and to the point tour. It was really cool to watch money being printed and taught the various steps of the process. Big bonus it was free too!

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Additional Information about Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Address: 300 14th St SW, Washington DC, DC 20228
Phone Number: 202-874-4000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 10:45 am  12:30 pm - 3:45 pm  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:45 am  12:30 pm - 3:45 pm  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:45 am  12:30 pm - 3:45 pm  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:45 am  12:30 pm - 3:45 pm  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:45 am  12:30 pm - 3:45 pm  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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