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Address: 14th and C sts. SW, Washington DC, DC 20228
Phone Number: 202.874.2330
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.
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Very Interesting, but not Everyone Will Agree

The BEP tour may not be the most dynamic attraction in Washington, DC, but for those interested in the history and printing methods of money it can be very interesting. For those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The BEP tour may not be the most dynamic attraction in Washington, DC, but for those interested in the history and printing methods of money it can be very interesting. For those not interested in these things it might be a bit boring. Below I've listed some comments about the tour and some tips that I hope will help others... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Whilst touring a printing press doesn't sound much fun, our tour guide Dan was absolutely outstanding. Not only did he have a great way of delivering what the Bureau did, he answered all our questions. You can skip the queues by getting tickets through your Congressman.

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Athens, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Maybe I'm just disappointed because I was so looking forward to this tour, but it really wasn't that exciting. You get a free ticket from the opposite side of the building, which seems silly (unless it's later in the day, then you get a ticket from the front of the building...confusing) and then you come back at your time slot.... More 

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Not for kids. This is a tour that you only have to do once in your life. It is about 20 mins and is boring. There is not much to see at all. They take you around small corridors and you overlook them printing money. That is it. There are many other things to do in D.C. Unless you really... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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499 reviews 499 reviews
105 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

If you have time while in DC- then you have to put this on your itinerary! If possible book the tour through your senator or Congress person because you will bypass the huge line of people waiting to get in. The docents are terrific and very knowledgable - I asked tons of questions. The tour takes you through the whole... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

It sounds like some reviewers had a difficult time getting tickets. If you know you'll be visiting in advance, request a tour from your Congressman. Their staff will schedule the tour for you, and you just show up at the designated time! They only print paper money here; coins are manufactured at mints in various other cities. I’m not sure... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We happened to be in the area of the BEP so stopped by to see if they had any tour tickets available. They had some available for a 1:15 tour - it was around 11:45 so asked them for a place to eat and they directed us to the Dept. of Agriculture cafeteria - which was an experience in and... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The ticket office is a glass gazebo on the back side of the building (15th Street). The tickets are free, but tough to get. I came here at 9am on a Monday to get tickets, but apparently that's too late. All the tickets were gone. They gave me a dirty look when I attempted to enter the visitor center (low-slung... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We took a tour and see bills being made. The tour guide was informative. A must see for all ages. Union workers on show!

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New York, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Easy to get tours by going across the street from the BEP, on the side of the Holocaust Museum. Once inside tour guides take you through the money printing.

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