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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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Description: Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.
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I have never seen so much money in my life at one place.....see them make money was such an interesting experience. The press tour is informative and just around 30mins...the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have never seen so much money in my life at one place.....see them make money was such an interesting experience. The press tour is informative and just around 30mins...the whole process making money was explained so well... The gift shop had some cool things. I did get some uncut dollar sheets which are valued at a higher price. This... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

On our first morning in Washington, we had an 8:15 reservation to take the tour at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), secured by my girlfriend by calling her Congressman, Ed Royce. Note that the tour entrance is at the back (east) side of the building on 14th St, not on the front (west) side on Raoul Wallenberg Pl.... More 

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Agoura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

its kinda cool to see. I bought a few uncut sheets of money. 2's and 5's will frame them and put on the wall. they are worth a bit more uncut for some reason.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

we were doing the round of the sights in Washington and we decided to go check out the bureau ! so glad we did , was so much fun the amount of money printed their was crazy billions of dollars a day ! if your going to visit here take the free tour that takes you into the press and... More 

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Anaheim, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The last time I was in Washington was probably when most people go, in the 8th grade. I remembered seeing how money was made, but that's about it. Then again, it was in 1983, before the tightened post 9/11 security. I wrote to my Representative, Mr. Ed Royce to score me a tour, and his minion wrote back he got... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had tickets for the Holocaust Museum nearby and thought we would try to get in on a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. We were in D.C. in late July, high season, so we were unable to get a (free) ticket for a tour. We were allowed to visit the entry and there really is a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

interesting but a little on the long side for small children . very cool to see the money making process. gift shop also very unique and gives the opportunity to purchase uncut bills. very neat . if booking through senators office can get special tour times.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I visited this place in January 2015 because every other time I visited D.C. in the past I didn't put in the effort to get a ticket and wait for my turn for a tour. On a weekday in January I walked right in. The tour started a few minutes after I arrived. I walked through with 4 other people.... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My boys loved touring the printing plant for US currency. The place is old, and there isn't anything whiz bang about walking through the halls while looking at the glass-enclosed printing areas. However, they were mesmerized by the palates of uncut bills worth $160,000,000. They still quote facts from the tour, and loved buying souvenirs in the gift shop, spending... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting tour to see how paper currency is produced. It started with a video and then the guide led us to an area overlooking a printing area where she discussed the process, gave some interesting facts, and explained what we were seeing. It was not a very long tour, about 45 minutes, but definitely worth the visit! The tour... More 

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