We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

United States Mint

151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-408-0114
Website
Improve this listing
As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #50 of 281 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 »
Write a Review

247 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    76
    103
    46
    16
    6
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Buckley
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Coins are such a part of our lives. Most of us remember the first coins we were given for candy money. Then there is the pocket full of change. Most people have a few special ones they've collected. We see the "worthless" pennies that people often just throw away. Now that I've visited the US Mint, I know some of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
howell
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went with the family on a day trip into Philly. Much of the self guided tour was reading exhibits and looking at pictures. Okay, while the info is interesting, I wanted to see the coin making first hand. What we saw was a bunch of machines and coins passing by on a conveyor belt. didn't even see workers out on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was fascinating to see and learn how coins are made. There are hands-on exhibits as well as short video clips. You can also actually view coins being made. We enjoyed it very much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
MA
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Sometimes you never know what you're going to get with these factory type tours. This one is well done. From the moment you enter the place to you stroll thru the souvenir shop, you get the sense that the folks who work at the mint take pride in what they do, to make sure that the coins that end up... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

A self-guided tour. Fascinating to see how coins are manufactured. Kids enjoyed the experience as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Petersburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the self led tour. Make sure to have photo I.D. as is needed for entry. Thought the info on the tour was interesting but definitely depends on day and time of visit as to what may see in the observation of the factory floor. I visited on a Tuesday around 3 and there wasn't much to see. I saw... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
White Plains, New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We had 6-7 places to go in the Historic area and thought we would start at the Mint before hitting them. To our great surprise, our 3 kids (age 8 to 11) absolutely loved this place! There was a short film and interactive exhibits on the second level, and then a very extensive self-guided tour of the Mint on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Mint offers a great free self-guided tour of the history American's coins and how it's made from raw stock to finished product. Go early and give yourself enough time. They close at 4:30, but security starts walking through at 4:15 to get visitors out, so the end of my tour was cut short. Still a great visit and wonderful... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Grove City, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My ten year old son has been collecting coins for almost two years now. For the last year he has been asking to go to the mint. This year we fulfilled his request. The tour is free, and if you take the time to read the displays on the walls and watch the film at the beginning, it is very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yardley, Pennsylvania
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The mint is VERY industrial, but after all, they make billions of coins every year. The process is fascinating, the exhibits are interesting, but, no, they don't give free samples.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed United States Mint also viewed

 

Been to United States Mint? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage United States Mint, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing