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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 #92 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you never saw how money is printed, this is a great opportunity. Especially for kids. You get a guided tour on a elevated cat walk above the floor where money is printed. You get detailed description of the process and see the machine in work. Two tips: 1. The tours are free but in order to control the flow... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend a tour of The Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This is where they print all of our money. Well, at least half of it. The other facility is in Fort Worth, Texas. They show you the entire process of how our paper currency is printed. They only offer tours on weekdays. Tours are free, just like... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I had family visiting me and they wanted to go on a tour here. If not for them, I probably wouldn't have gone at all, but I'm glad I did. It was pretty cool to see money being made, and to learn about the process. The gift shop had old bills on display, and it was neat to see how... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We reserved tickets through our local congress person ahead of time. Great tour, they show you how money is very carefully made and the steps that government takes to try and stay ahead of counterfeiters. Interesting that the Treasury Department makes only one order of paper currency for the year and the Bureau works 24 hours a day in two... More

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Minneapolis
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147 reviews 147 reviews
76 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We knew of infamous spring break lines and arrived at 8 and were surprised to have our choice of tickets. The tour guides were unimpressive and facility is dated, but it was cool to see how money is made and the big stacks of bills. The tour is only 45 minutes, and goes by fast. I do not suggest that... More

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Foster City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were lucky enough to book a tour to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through our Congressman at 8:15am (there is also another one at 8:45am) which is before it’s open to the public for the rest of the tours. The tour started off with a short video about how money is printed and then 30 minute walking tour... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Tickets are free but you must get them EARLY! The ticket booth is on the opposite side of the entrance into the building. They go fast. We stopped by early in the morning and the first available opening was at 2:15. Interesting tour. They do not make coins here...bills and other items. Learned a lot! Some of the machines were... More

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Grayslake, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We arrived at 8 am and there were 100 people in line. You pick one tour time offered every 15 minutes. All tour times were still available when we got to the front. There is a waiting area inside with a few exhibits. You watch a brief video and then have a tour with 5 stops to see the stages... More

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Fishkill, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I was worried I would need to arrive at like 6:00 am to get tickets, but I strolled up 15th St at 8:30 and all the time slots were available, so I got the 9:00. Went around the corner to the entrance and was immediately welcomed in. You wait in a somewhat uninteresting "museum" (though the $1 million on display... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This tour was by far a favorite with my kids! Seeing all that money in one place would have made anything cool. After reading some reviews i was freaking out thinking we needed to get their by 6:30-7am to get tickets. but, after doing just that, it became apparent that that isn't really necessary unless your visit during cherry blossom... More

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