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United States Mint

151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #54 of 289 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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Winchester, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Pretty neat, and its a free self guided tour. You need ID to get in, then you have to walk through a metal detector, etc, like at an airport. No pictures are allowed anywhere inside the building. There's a gift shop where you can purchase coins, and things made out of coins. The day we went there wasn't much production... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were strolling around Philly and decided to take a tour of the US Mint. To enter is free, just need photo ID. Not pictures are allowed inside and the tour is self-guided. You can see the machines making coins from the viewing windows. Nothing too excited, but pretty neat to see. There is also a gift shop in the... More

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113 reviews 113 reviews
69 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Near to Independence Park...provides an interactive view of how coins are made. No photos allowed. It was fun to see masses of pennies being made.

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Happy Valley, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I don't get to see as much as I'd hoped, but no one can complain at this price. Security check is heavy-duty (not that unusual for the area), and the tour involves a lot of walking. Apparently I got lucky and visited on a day/week when the coins were being made. What's nice about this area is that everything is... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There was a lot more to see than I had expected. You can walk through the mint tour at your own pace. It is very informative, lots of reading and interactive displays for better understanding of the coin making process. There is a museum and a movie to watch. We also made some nice purchases at the gift shop.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is so neat! It is interesting for all ages. Free admission and nice and cool inside. A must see in Philly! I learned so much and you can even look down on the workers crafting the coins in live time.

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During a recent visit to Philadelphia we visited the US Mint. There is a small museum of the history of the US mint and development of the currency. A short video presentation gives a nice overview. Then there is a walkway overlooking the actual mint. The walkway contains many interesting displays describing the many steps involved in producing coins. You... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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