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“Not open on most federal holidays.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of United States Mint

United States Mint
151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-408-0114
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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“Not open on most federal holidays.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I would love to give a review of the Mint but the website does not state that it's not open on federal holidays. While I'm sure many of you just thought "Well, Duh!" The website does say that it's open on Memorial Day and Labor Day while saying nothing about the other Federal Holidays. I don't know about you, but if something is open on MD and LD, I kind of expect it to be open on Columbus day..... Unfortunately, my 10 year old did not get a chance to tour the Mint for his birthday trip. At least Campos was open and he got a great Cheesesteak while touring the historical section of Philly.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stopped in because the Mint is free admission and was open on Labor Day. It was really interesting to learn about the process of making the coins. I would have liked to visited when the Mint was operational. There are beautiful Tiffany mosaics in the lobby that have an interesting history.

Visited September 2012
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Baltimore, MD
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“Go there when they are actually making something!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We went on a Friday afternoon in the summer, and just like the person who said not to go on a Saturday, you really do want to go there when they are actually making something. The museum part is pretty small, so if they aren't making anything, it's a really short trip. Fortunately, it is conveniently located near the main visitors center and does not charge admission, so I'll go back and hope for better luck next time. I bet it's good when the machines are actually doing something. The bathrooms were reasonably nice. The gift shop was nothing special.

Visited August 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“Great little tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This tour is for a certain type of person: one who reads, loiters, and enjoys learning about the mechanics of history.Our family enjoyed the self-guided tour very much, however we also are history buffs who like signage, displays, and videos. We don't need bells-and-whistles to entertain us. Seeing the mint machinery run was super-cool! We went around 3:00pm on a Thursday, and it was not crowded or shut down. There was no entry fee.

Visited September 2012
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Wantagh, NY
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“Very Interesting...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

First, make sure you have a government issued ID on you, or you cant get in. With that said, I dont see the real big reason. The exhibit, which you do on your own, walks you down a long hallway filled with facts and you get to overlook the making of coins. Picture taking is not allowed, but I dont see the big deal. There are lots of great facts along the wall and some great old coins that are definitely worth taking pictures of. In any case, the "tour" takes about 15-20 minutes and my 3 boys (ages 13,9 and 7) all loved it.

Visited September 2012
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