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United States Mint

151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-408-0114
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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #49 of 275 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Government Buildings, Tours
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: Dating from 1793, the Philadelphia Mint is the oldest and largest of the six facilities operated by the United States Mint.  The present structure is... more »
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When I take my students to Philadelphia each year, this is one of their favorite spots to visit. You learn a lot of information about the entire process of coin making and you are able to see the facility making coins while you are walking through. It's a lot of fun! It is also free to get in, but be... More

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Only coins are produced in Philly not paper currency. I still remember my 6th grade trip to Washington DC to see the mint there. I wanted to show it to my children. The tour takes about 1 hour and is self guided. It is amazing to learn how many coins they can produce per day! They have a nice gift... More

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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There are only 2 places in the US where you can see coins being made and the US Mint in Philadelphia is one of them. Go! You may never have this opportunity again. It's a self-guided tour with many interactive displays along the way. It takes about 1 hour.

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DERBYNKC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I must admit when my husband suggested we go to the mint I was a little reluctant. But I was pleasantly surprised, it's quite interactive and it's really interesting. You do need and hour at least to digest everything and it's great you can see actual production. Remember to take id.

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Sweetwater
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Not my favorite part of Philadelphia, but still interesting. Seeing money being made was really cool. We were rushed because we got there late, but it doesn't take long to go through. If you're short on time, just hit the third floor.

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Levittown, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have always wanted to visit a US Mint and this trip to Philly finally gave me the chance. The self-guided tour is free and probably lasts about an hour depending on how much you want to read and check out the numerous available videos along the tour. The information is very interesting and I never realized how much went... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Besides the seeing the coins being first hand, there are interesting artifacts on display before the escalator takes you up and look down from the catwalk, the different sections of how coins are made. It is a very long walk from one end to the other. Nearing the end, you can interact using a machine to try your skills and... More

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Gothenburg
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

The "tour" consists of you reading stuff off some displays and looking down at the factory. Interesting but nothing wow. The good part was, as others have said, was the souvenir shop. I spent maybe 35 mins total and more than half that in the shop. Bought a silver dollar for 53 bucks, booties for a baby and a mint... More

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Bremerton, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I think that a lot of people, myself included, came here expecting to spend maybe 30 minutes to an hour inside. However, this place is not to be underestimated. There are so many interesting facts about coinage, and you get to walk around a catwalk to see the entire process. It's quite fascinating how technologically precise the minting process is!... More

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Buffalo, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

While in Jersey a few days early for the Super Bowl we decided to take a day trip to Philly on Friday and are glad we did. My Mom use to work at the Federal Reserve bank when i was young and I was always fascinated when she was allowed to bring her family in for a tour and being... More

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