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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Address: 14th and C sts. SW, Washington DC, DC 20228
Phone Number: 202.874.2330
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Ranked #78 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.
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Type: Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.
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Baroda, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The tour was very interesting. A lot of good information on how our money is made. You get to see the actual process. Worth seeing.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Good visit; learned about money production. Guide was interesting. Clean facility and on the National Mall

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Arlington, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visit their website before coming, as that will improve the tour experience. We waited outside in the cold for a few minutes because we had previously checked tour times and knew when to arrive. We were then invited inside to an area where all may read and observe many things related to US currency history. Then view a short film,... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in town or even live in the area, you should hit this at some point. You’ll see more money in under an hour than you will make in your life. For me, the wait took almost as long as the tour, but it was well worth it. I think the wait was roughly 30 minutes and the... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were able to get a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and loved every minute of it. Our tour guide did a great job of making in fun and memorable for my family. We learned a ton about how our money is made and loved learning about all the security measures in the new bills to make... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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329 reviews 329 reviews
94 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Arrive early in the day to get free tickets. This is something Ihave always wanted to see and the Bureau of Printing and Engraving tour was worth the wait. A combination of an economics lesson and factory tour, this was very interesting. The tour starts with an interesting video. Then a tour guide takes the group to 4 different locations... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The building is old, the tour remains the same, but there is just something about watching how the process works in printing our US currency. The video at the beginning does a very nice job in explaining the process and there are exhibits including a stack of $10 bills that total $1,000,000. That particular spot is great for a photo.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The children learned so much about how our currency is generated and distributed from start to finish. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Most may not think to go here when in the District, but it is well worth the trip. HINT: purchase novelty items here as they are actually CHEAPER than at other venues. They also have some specific... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Get there early before it opens in morning or afternoon. They take in small groups and when you behind the last group you miss out. we got there at 10am and we missed the morning tours but it was ok we came back. We were 9 people from the back and just made it in last group on Friday. It... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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217 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Touring the Bureau of Engraving and Printing; located in Washington, DC is certainly one of the most interesting tours I've taken, while visiting in the Washington DC area! I have been an active member of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) for over a decade; consequently I have more than the average interest in banknotes. I have a collection... More 

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