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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

14th and C sts. SW, Washington DC, DC 20228
202.874.2330
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Ranked #91 of 248 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Factory Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.
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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We got up super early to rush and get tickets for the tour, which was in hindsight, was not really worth it. The tour was quite dull, really not much to see except few printing machines not doing anything. I'd would have to say, skip it.

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KS
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were able to get tickets from our Congressman's office which was nice .... eliminated standing in an early morning line. Tour guide was informative and knowledgable and seeing money made was interesting. Would see this again if I was in the area but wouldn't make a special trip for this.

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Canton, Mississippi
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband is a former banker so this tour was top on his list for our trip to DC. We didn't get tickets beforehand so he had to get up early and go down to line up for tickets. He got there before 7am and they start giving tickets out at 8. The tour was interesting to me a little... More

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Yorba Linda, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

unfortunately we did not get to see a lot of the operation as the facility was down for maintenance. Tickets shouldn't have given out during scheduled downtime!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

A quick 45 minutes tour to see how money is made... Free but get your tickets early in the morning. Our 8 and 10 year old children were pleasantly surprised at how interesting the tour was -- very happy!

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fantastic tour. We really enjoyed our time here. Make sure you get your tickets the day of in the morning. We waited till about 8:30-9:00 to get our tickets. At this time there was no line and the afternoon tours were available.

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Chula Vista, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Since we visited the Holocaust Museum next to this building, my wife and I decided to take a tour here. Although the guide provided some interesting facts, the tour was rather short and routine. It is fun to see money being printed, but beyond that there really isn't a lot to see there. I don't recommend coming to the Bureau... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I just went to the gift shop, cause a lot of reviews say to tour isn't too great. The gift shop was small and wasn't much in there. Maybe do the tour and you'd enjoy the place more.

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Vancouver, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The line for getting the free, timed tickets formed before I got there at 7:30 a.m. on the Raoul Wallenberg Blvd side of the Bureau of Engraving. I was able to get twelve tickets last year for my family and friends but this year, the staff person would only give me the maximum of six. I had to call another... More

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Philadelphia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Seriously - for all the years we have been visiting DC - how could we have missed this gem?! We're lucky that my brother lives in DC and was able to get in the ticket line at 7am. They start distributing tickets at 8am. He said the line moved quickly once it started and no problem - he got us... More

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