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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
Phone Number: 12028744000
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9:00 am - 10:45 am
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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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See Where Paper Money Comes From

This is a quick tour that given you a look into the process of creating paper money. You watch a video first, then go on a walking tour of the four steps to printing paper money... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
PsychRN12
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Calgary, Canada
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ATL
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a 30 min tour that probably would have been better if they offered tickets at a cost & included more interactive tours. We could barely understand the process & even less, see it thru the windows. But being that it was free, it was not bad at all.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the highlights of our family trip was the tour at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Hard not to have your eyes nearly pop out watching millions upon millions of dollars being printed. The kids absolutely LOVED it. From seeing stacks of millions right in front of them (in a glass box!) to being able to hear all... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a quick tour that given you a look into the process of creating paper money. You watch a video first, then go on a walking tour of the four steps to printing paper money. There are also a few exhibits in the gift store to see. A nice activity that can be completed in about an hour.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Try to get a tour from your representative before you go, if not find out when there are scheduled tours for the public. The congressional tours were full so we went there at 8:30 they had a tour of Military Officers so weren't starting tours until later so we went back at 9:30 and were told that they were only... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a video before the tour. It was quite interesting. Then the tour guide repeated the information as we overlooked the process from a couple of galleries. There were interesting moments and some attempt at entertainment from workers below, however, the final machine was broken and we never actually saw stacks of money! The gift shop was fine and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As my family and friends and I came here early after our fabulous White House tour we asked if we could get accommodated to get in earlier since there was literally no patrons in building The young man at front desk was nice as said he had to check He never came back I went back and asked if we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent presentation on the production of US currency. The site is well set up for visitors with walkways throughout to view the various production processes. The tour is guided throughout and very informative The workers are proud to show off their work as you pass through. Well worth a visit in conjunction with the Holocaust Museum which is just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First let me say if you plan to do this tour be sure to get tickets beforehand if needed. Certain times of year tickets are required for tours luckily we went in September so no tickets were required then but please note there are times when they only do large group tours so check the website for tour times before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the tour! Be sure to check out their website to find out tour times according to season. Really interesting to see the process of how our currency is made. Our tour guide Jake/Jack (?) was wonderful, animated, and hilarious. The video we had to watch before the tour started looked a little outdated.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The information presented in the lobby was very interesting and informative and that's where the good stuff ended. The tour starts with a video that is very amateurish. They then take the group of 50 into the viewing areas to see the presses run and explain the same thing the movie just showed. The viewing areas do not comfortably accommodate... More 

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