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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 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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300 14th St SW, 14th and C Streets, SW, Washington DC, DC 20228-0002
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All in all, a 10 minute wait (with reservations) and a 30 minute tour. Clean and friendly. Interesting info. Why not! Contact your local congressman for a reservation. Tickets are available without reservation but I do not know what kind of wait you may have....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank corad888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Washington DC for spring break and this was our kids' (ages 9 and 6) favorite tour! Our tour guide was great and very patient with all of the questions asked by our kids. The 30-minute tour was the perfect length of time,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Emerald G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone should take this short tour. Well worth the time. Currently you need a free ticket for a specific time but they are very easy to get.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to get down to the ticket booth early morning to get same day tickets. Returned at 5:30 for tour. Basically you look down at 3 different areas where they are printing money and that is it. Moderately interesting but for us wasn't worth...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wanderingfamily123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to get there between 7:30 and 8:00 to wait in line to get your free tickets for the day. They will give you up to 6 tickets for the time you would like. The gift shop and lobby are worth a visit. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sarina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there early in the morning around 7:30am to get online to get the ticket. The booth open at 8am. We got No. 7 on 9am tour. I think the total of the walking tour group is around 20 people. They have different time...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 star review base on all other recommendation I expect for more over all was my lease favorite place in all Washington DC I wake up early to pick up tickets there is a tour running every 15 minutes from 10 am but you need...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 425haimh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got up really early to get into line outside the bureau of engraving. It was a massive line by 8:30 am. It was sold out before we were half way through. You have to start queuing outside by 7:30 am on spring break and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank archlav
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

If you are curious about how our currency is printed this place is an interesting stop. Be aware that the tour tickets are free but you have to pick them up at the booth to the left of the visitor's entrance. Inside you will find...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BoboTravlr
Reviewed April 3, 2019

My mom had worked at the Federal REserve Bank in St. Louis so she was always having to take a turn to watch money being shredded and such at her bank so this was very interesting to see the process of money from beginning to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Albert F
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
I just checked this so sorry for the late reply Albert. They are usually pretty good about working with you at the bureau of engraving but maybe two adults should go pick up tix. Go half hour early in the am as the line does... More
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Connie H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, non-US citizens are allowed in - they do not ask for any sort of ID, you just have to put bags through an x-ray belt and walk through a metal detector (like at the airport). The Bureau is not open on weekends or... More