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Address: 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-408-0114
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns...
As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns out 1.5 million coins per hour, and you can see how they do it.
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If you're in Philly, why not check out the Mint? It's free. You can go through pretty quickly if you like, so you don't have to spend too long inside if you don't want to. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My young son has wanted to go to the Mint for years. Finally we made it. The tour is self guided and interactive. The kids made their own coins on a computer and were able to view the image on a screen. It was just for fun-they do not actually make it. Just a computer image. Loved watching coins being... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you're in Philly, why not check out the Mint? It's free. You can go through pretty quickly if you like, so you don't have to spend too long inside if you don't want to. It's certainly interesting to see the process of minting our currency.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you're a coin collector or just wonder how your money is produced, don't miss this tour. It only takes about an hour but we found it very interesting. Be warned- the building gets a bit warm but when you see the furnaces used in the minting process, you'll know why.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Liked the self-guided tour and ability to see in to the process of producing US coins. The gift shop was also nice and you could purchase sets of US coins.

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Minneapolis, MN
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592 helpful votes 592 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great self guided tour. Takes about an hour if you do it all. Fun to see and the kids liked it as well. Not many other places in the world you can see this!

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Found the visit very interesting and am glad we went. It was nice to be able to see the whole process of making our currency in action. Great that you're actually watching the factory floor live. Tour is self-guided. Read the placards on the process as we went through and viewed the various manufacturing steps, then walked back through parts... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is a neat place to visit about the history of coins in the US and watch them be made. It's worth a visit once.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Besides the 'love to spend it' side of money, I've always found bills, coins and money making fascinating. So, this visit was a no-brainer, but there's some stuff you should know... We were driving, which isn't that big a deal, but parking in the area is catch as catch can. There is a pay by the hour lot just before... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

the over-zealous security at the metal detectors was kind of annoying (no Biff, we do not have a knife, piss off)... The building is a bit of a sweat box, but the free self guided tour and learning how coins and special medals get made is pretty darn cool. The gift shop has some cool collectable coins if you're into... More 

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Prattville, Alabama
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our kids enjoyed seeing how money is made. This tour is self guided and takes about an hour. You need to be prepared to read several displays. This would be a great tour for one of those headset guides that tells you information as you go. We had a large group and they didn't want to take the time to... More 

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Additional Information about United States Mint

Address: Address: 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-408-0114
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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