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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 #89 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
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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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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I kept thinking about how 'we just keep printing money' but that's because I'm growing too cynical. We picked up tickets at the ticket office first thing in the morning and were able to get in for the 9:15am tour (should have gone to Washington Monument first probably). The entrance to this tour is on the opposite side of the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very impressive! Definetely worth your time;you need to go in the am and get tickets for the pm show.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to DC for Summer family Vacation 2014, there is lots to see so this was not at my radar, one cab driver really encourage us to go, the issue is that you have to go early to get your free same day tickets and then come back later (you can pick the time). My wonderful husband got up early... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

In addition to getting us on the White House tour our congressman also signed us up for this tour. This saved us from having to come get tickets and come back later. We enjoyed the tour but with everything there is to see in Washington I don't know if it's worth trying to get tickets on your own. Our tour... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You can tour the Bureau of Engraving if you go early and get the free tickets. The ticket booth is near the Holocast building. The tour is very good. They print a million dollars a day. The staff and employees are funny- no free samples. Tour takes 30 to 40 minutes.

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Great Neck, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After trying many times to get tickets for the tour, We had a lot of expectations but it was not that exciting at all, not too much to see or tell about it. Tickets are FREE but you have to be there early because it is first in first serve policy. You should go, everybody have a different point of... More

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Grandville, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a free tour that lasts about 40 minutes. You need to get tickets with a specific start time. Tours start every minutes. This was fun for the kids, even though they were too young to grasp the sheer gravity of just how much money were were seeing!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice, quick and informative tour! Must pick up free tickets for tours. You have to get there at 8 to get you ticket starting at 9 through 3:30.Contact your elected rep and get a reservation easier. We went last week in August and had no problem getting tickets but we tried twice in April and both times tickets were gone.... More

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A lot shorter than I expected, you actually get to see some of the production of US currency. Overall it was good tour.

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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We learned quite a bit on this tour about how paper money is made. The tour guide was a bit slow and monotone, but the information was interesting. There is an interesting video at the beginning of the tour, and a nice gift shop at the end where you can buy various kinds of money as souvenirs.

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