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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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Follow the Money literally...

The only other time I was here was on a school trip years ago so it was time to bring my daughter since she asked to go one day and we were basically down the street. Free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Monroe, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Love this place and its free. Great place for the kids. The introduction move can use a quick face lift. Very small they should put some seats instead of just having you stand for the movie. But the overall factory piece is excellent to see how money is being made. Coin money not paper money.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The only other time I was here was on a school trip years ago so it was time to bring my daughter since she asked to go one day and we were basically down the street. Free admission, make sure you have a picture ID because they won't let you through the front door, followed by metal detectors. Wear short... More 

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Linz, Austria
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Outside of the building there is usually a long line of people, waiting to get inside. But once inside, you can see the machines, creatingthe coins that you use every day. There id no entry fee, but xou have to show an id to get inside.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great visit with bunch of 5tg graders on a field trip. The kids were engaged and enjoyed the self guided tour. Gift shop manager a little rash, but a great trip.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

One of the things I wanted to make sure I did in Philly was go to the Mint. How often is it that you get to see money being made? We arrived about an hour prior to closing and were reminded by the friendly security guard that we hd to be out the door by closing. Security wasn't bad--everyone was... More 

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was a real bonus for us on our short visit to Philadelphia. We were pleasantly surprised to find we were actually allowed into the mint and that it was set up in such an informative way. The security precautions which we consider to be essential in this sick world were conducted by some of the most pleasant staff we... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You can see the factory and how coins are made and minted. Process is explained well. Tour is self guided and is free. There is a gift shop where you can purchase collector coins and other items. Restrooms are in back of gift shop.

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Although I've lived in the Philly area twice in my life now, I just never got here. The security check in seems ridiculous since you can only go in tightly controlled areas with no access to anything of value. Handicap signage is hard to find or see. We used the escalator to go up to the tour area because we... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I think this place is really good and lots of intresting facts to learn! The only reason I was dissapointed was that the factroy wasn't functioning.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Come take a free self-guided tour of the mint. Start with a short overview film to learn about how the mint started and how they coined in late 1800s. Horses and pulleys were used 4 power! Each step of the modern coin process is then explained with well-written signs and videos. You can see the machines and people in action... More 

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