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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 #52 of 288 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 »
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Portland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We toured the mint on a Friday and discovered that it has a four day, ten hour a day week from Monday to Thursday. Everything except for cleaners is dead the other three days. No charge to tour but leave your camera (or camera phone/device) elsewhere. They are not welcomed. You need to go through fairly high security to get... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate in that we were able to go during the week, when they were actually minting coins. You first get to walk through a museum like walkway that has a lot of the history of the mint and coin making, as well as some of the older equipment. You then can walk through a skyway that looks right... More

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New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you like this sort of attraction, it is done well. As you walk through the museum, there are many displays of coins and the whole process of how they are made, along with placards to read. There is also a walk way where you can look through the glass and watch the coins being made in the factory. Unfortunately,... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

No tickets needed, free. Security is quick. There are multiple levels with exhibits...some in real-time. Overhead viewing of machines and workers "on-the-job" - even though nothing was being produced during our visit. Video and reading boards available. Gift shop has unique finds. A little confusing as to where to start/go upon arrival and it is all self-guided. Wheelchair and stroller... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went on a saturday and nothing was happening in the factory. They run 4 days a week in 10 hour shifts. I am sure you can view most of the information online if you just go when they aren't minting coins.

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Burlington, Vermont
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Its a long hallway above the production facilities with viewing windows of the factory below. The experience has the potential to be very informative, but it would require you read all the information stations between the viewing windows. My experience would have been more interesting if something was actually being made during my visit. There is a nice gift shop... More

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Chicago
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1,157 reviews 1,157 reviews
292 attraction reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited the United States Mint as it is located very close to the Wyndham Hotel where were staying on a recent trip to Philadelphia. The US Mint is where you can learn all there is to know about US coins, from dime to dollar, and watch the actual coin production process. Entering the building requires you... More

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Syracuse
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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a highlight to see coins be made and the history. I highly recommend. I guess I had thought there would be something to take home with you but after realizing its free I didn't mind. Make sure you have identification with you to get in. The gift shop is awesome.

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Malinta OH
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a free tour, and you walk a self guided tour, they have huge windows where you can watch below the making of US coins.

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NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of only 2 mints in the us where you can take a tour. Our 4 year old was thrilled to see how metal was made into money. A great free self guided tour.

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