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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 #52 of 285 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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170 reviews 170 reviews
72 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I must say that I thought I would get to see more than I did. I was a bit disappointed with the tour. No pictures are allowed to be taken and it is a self-guided tour. The tour mainly is of pictures and reading exhibits. I found the gift shop much more of value.

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We tried to tour the Denver mint years ago and we weren't able to as you had to get a reservation early the morning you were coming. We were able to get right in to tour the mint in Philadelphia.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

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

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Petersburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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White Plains, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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San Diego, California
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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

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