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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 #58 of 186 Activities in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
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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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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164 reviews 164 reviews
78 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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Baroda, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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
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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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14 helpful votes 14 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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