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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 6 days ago

With so much to do in DC, personally, I would leave this off your list. The tour started with a "security" dude (not the normal Special Police that are everywhere) rushing up to my wife in the lobby as she was turning off her cell...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jason M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of two locations in the US where our money is made. I think they said something like 1.1 billion dollars is printed here each day, so it's cool to see and worth the stop. Tickets are handed out from the ticket booth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paschke5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tips: 1) take the Metro Circulator. Bus stop is directly across the street 2) pick up free tickets at the unmarked booth outside for the next available tour 3) Cameras/video are not allowed on the tour due to the sensitivity of the subject so take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 958KimD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can get your tickets for free at the desk. Plan to try to get ahead of time. The tour shows you have money is made and printed. Several neat things in the gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank G7308EYmichellew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had prearranged tickets through the senator’s office to see the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Unfortunately, all the federal agencies and schools in DC were shutdown due to a 3” snow storm. We ended up forfeiting our scheduled tour and waited for the public...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MROMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is nothing like it. You walk along an elevated corridor to look down on US paper money being printed. You see the operation from four different points. The tour runs about 45 minutes. You must go with and stay with a guide. No photos....More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Go visit! Great tour to see where your paper money is made. Good 40-ish minute tour for kids and adults. Gift shop with unique merchandise. Visited this week and there was no waiting and our tour group only had 6 people! You can arrange a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tvlmama721
Reviewed January 7, 2019

While on a vacation in DC. We did go through our congressmen to arrange our tour but I believe you can just walk in. Tours are FREE takes approximately less than hour. It was fascinating to watch our bill money being made. What a process....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lorettas1981
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Booked this ahead of our trip, but probably would been able to get in last minute. We went on the off season so if your going spring or fall book ahead. it took about an hour and was a guided tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mick14020
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Special visit but you cannot take any photograph. You will get to know how the money are printed. If you do have spare time, it's okay to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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jesal7
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
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