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United States Mint

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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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Interesting stop in the Historic neighborhood

We rushed to get our tickets for Independence Hall and realized we had some time to kill so we went across the street to this building. It was very interesting to see the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Palm Harbor
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Waited for it to open Monday Morning. Security officer Barone was very rude when he said the security system wasn't working and I asked how long it would be to wait. He kept saying he didn't have a crystal ball and did so with a horrible attitude. I told him his customer service skills were poor and he didn't care.... More 

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oklahoma city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A very interesting tour. We had just toured the U.S. Printing and Engraving in Washington D.C. a day earlier and our nine year old son wasn't looking forward to another "money tour", but he absolutely loved seeing how the coins were minted. the exhibits were well done and the gift store had plenty of items for him to choose.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Though we have been to Philadelphia a number of times, this was our first visit to the United States Mint. The self-guided tour is excellent! The complimentary tour booklet is informative and very easy to follow. Viewing every step of the coin minting process was interesting and going at one's own pace was great! We can not recommend this Philadelphia... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We rushed to get our tickets for Independence Hall and realized we had some time to kill so we went across the street to this building. It was very interesting to see the history of the mint as well as to see how they mint our coins. In addition to learning, you actually get to see it happen as you... More 

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Lancaster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Of all things, my group found the US Mint self-guided tour to be the most fascinating. Not to be confused with the Money in Motion exhibit two streets over, the US Mint tour is self-guided and lets you look down at the mint as it operates. On our particular day, they were making pennies. The tour was detailed and described... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went with my family, not really their thing but I really enjoyed myself. It's a self guided tour and I loved watching everthing in motion. My son couldn't wait to get out of there so I would not bring the little ones, I really wasnt thinking. Other then that it was a good time and it's free if your looking... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is an interesting, self-guided, FREE tour! You can't take pictures, and you do have to go through security to get into the building, but its a great way to spend some time. You can see the coins being minted if you go on a weekday. It's really neat to see the exhibits on how coins are designed and what... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It was a very interesting self guided tour but DO NOT take your camera out !!! If you visit on a weekday you may see them actually making some coins. It was interesting to read the information on the history of the US Mint and to see the process of engraving and manufacturing these coins. I also enjoyed seeing the... More 

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Harrisburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Interesting industrial type attraction. Can see coins being manufactured with unusual large machinery. Many will find the "tour" a little boring after the first few minutes. Is very informative and more 20th century than 21st. Kids will likely not be impressed as the "whiz-bang" is limited. Available parking close-by. Near Independence Hall, walkable neighborhoods. Middle-agers and seniors will find it... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a great place for both adults and children. There is no admission charge and you will learn about the history of minting coins in the USA . . . . . and actually see them preparing the metal and minting the coins. Well wirth a visit.

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