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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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Address: 300 14th St SW, 14th and C Streets, SW, Washington DC, DC 20228-0002
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+1 202-874-4000
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9:00 am - 10:45 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:45 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.

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First, we had our member of congress' office arrange for the tour tickets. That saved all the waiting in line for tickets stuff that I've read about in other reviews. It was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Talent, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are planning your DC itinerary, don't put this on it. If you have time and can drop in, it's okay. I would not recommend waiting in any line to see this. We live locally and like to visit the museums during the winter when the tourist traffic is very light. We walked into the Bureau as a tour... More 

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Spring Valley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't able to get a tour since I came after 2:00 PM but the building from inside and outside was beautiful and impressive and the shop was open so I was able to go inside and see the great displays at the lobby

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Gardiner, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go out of your way for this one. Interesting to see the printing presses. Kids seemed mildly impressed. Plan ahead as you may need to wait for an hour or more on a busy day for a tour. Reminder that it is not the US mint, so no coin production. If your time is limited, I would pass and... More 

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Talent, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, we had our member of congress' office arrange for the tour tickets. That saved all the waiting in line for tickets stuff that I've read about in other reviews. It was interesting to see how paper money is printed and the processes that they go through to prevent counterfeiting. That said, keep in mind that what you are really... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

if you like history check this place out. there's a tour that actually shows you the process of printing US currency. get there early there were long waiting lines when I went in the afternoon

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I really wanted to love this tour having taken other tours around the city and thought my two kids would enjoy it. Unfortunately, it was very, very boring. We learned a few things but didn't need to spend the amount of time it took to secure tickets, wait in line to get in and then going on the tour to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The tour is very nice and will keep even the smallest children entertained . We loved the tour and learned a lot

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The BEP is a neat tour that shows how our paper currency is printed, as well as lots of history of American money. We took an Uber ride to the location on the south side of the mall by the Washington monument, but saw that there was nearby public garages. Security check was brisk, but dress for the weather because... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Such a neat experience that you actually see bills being printed. You see every stage of the printing process from picking the paper down to the inspection process at the end. Not one thing you think of when visiting DC area.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

The building and tour itself was interesting but our tour guide was not. She was an older lady and her tone and intonation were so sing-songy that you almost could not understand what she was saying. No pictures inside.

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