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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
Phone Number: 12028744000
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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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Get in line earlier for ticket

We tried to get the ticket around 10am with no success then tried again the next day around 8. Very good for kids and adults, we can see the real printing process closely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kangsudarmanto
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Kuantan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get in line first thing in the morning to get your tickets for later in the day. Tour was VERY quick and VERY warm. You couldn't take pictures and our tour guide was very un-enthusiastic. It was neat to see the machines and the bills below you but otherwise not a lot to see....

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to get tickets for this tour through a group, because apparently many of the tours book up quickly. The guard was kind enough to let us wait inside in the air-conditioning on the 100 degree day. There were some displays to see, showing how currency was made in the past. When our group was called, we... More 

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried to get the ticket around 10am with no success then tried again the next day around 8. Very good for kids and adults, we can see the real printing process closely.

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Tallahassee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun time to spend an hour or so in DC. Arrive early to get free tickets and a return time. Note: Ticket booth is on opposite side of building from entrance, and it's a 5-10 minute walk around the building. *free 2 hour parking is available across the street.

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you plan to take this tour, be in line no later than 8:30 as a line will already have formed. We got there at that time & the 9:00 tickets were already gone. We skipped the 9:30 ones & took the 10:00 ones and walked over to the Jefferson Memorial where we had it all to ourselves for some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this tour with our state rep months in advance and we're glad we did as all tours were sold out for the day. Tour was very informative and interesting and we learned a lot about how our currency is made. We arrived 1/2 hour ahead and got to wait inside for the tour in the AC (extremely hot... More 

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Thank Maria S
Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you arrive at the gigantic building that's not it...go across the street to the teeny shack. Get your tickets ahead from your state Rep. It was really cool to see how money is made and how much is made daily. The kids really enjoyed the tour too...just the right length of time.

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Thank Dyan M
Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay, this is where they print the paper currency and is not to be confused with the mint where they strike the coins. It's a very quick tour, maybe 20 minutes or so. You see a video at the beginning that describes the intricate process. When you go through the tour you're looking down on the work floor through plexiglass... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked around for blocks, and were even sent to the wrong place by a BEP administrative employee, before finally finding the booth to get tickets for the free tour. At 8:20 am (the booth opens at 8), all of the morning tickets were gone, and I bet the rest were claimed before 9:30, so get there early. The tour... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got lucky our state rep booked our tour. It was a small group. Otherwise you need to be there 8am to get a ticket and come back later for a large group tour. Get there early. We enjoyed the video before tour. You get to see the machines making money with a description of how. You only see 10%... More 

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