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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:45 am
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Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.

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Short tour but pretty interesting. You see printing presses so not the most exciting but we had a good tour guide and learned a lot. Pretty cool to see a pallet of money worth $13... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Baltimore, Md
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Short tour but pretty interesting. You see printing presses so not the most exciting but we had a good tour guide and learned a lot. Pretty cool to see a pallet of money worth $13 million. Recommend for families. We went about 4pm to get tickets and scored some for the 6pm tour.

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Davenport, IA
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I remember this tour from my youth and enjoyed taking my daughter there. She enjoyed watching how money is made and we all learned something new.

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Cumberland, MD
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people were nice, but there wasn't much to the tour. We got more entertainment from the video that came at the beginning. If we had to do the day over, we wouldn't have bothered with this.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love factory tours and this one was great! It is fairly short, but very interesting and no pictures of any kind inside the actual printing area. Guides are young, but have a good presentation. Good for kids and adults. Tickets may go quickly in the morning. We requested through our congress person months in advance and did not have... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Go to the entrance or ticket office in the morning to get your free timed tickets for the tour. It is a short, about 30 minute tour. You get to see how they make paper currency which was super interesting to me. Tip: Get there a bit early to... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just ok, nothing great. You watch money being printed from above. If it wasn't money, it would be pointless, just watching industrial printing going on.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Money. Who doesn't want to see a lot of it. That's the attraction of the BEP and why most try to squeeze in a visit to this place while in town. 16 years after our last trip to DC, my wife and I brought our daughter along as we figured she was old enough to understand what she would be... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place for adults and kids (mine are 6 and 14). They give out timed tickets, so need to plan this visit. They start giving tickets from the back door of the building at 8am. I picked the short straw to get tix for the family; got there at 9am on a Monday and they were giving... More 

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Graham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My congressmen arranged for this guided tour, which meant that we were allowed access before the General Public. It doesn't cost anything to arrange and is well worth it. The guides are very efficient and answer all questions willingly. The processes are very interesting and worth the visit.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting tour, got to see how our paper money is printed, a pretty amazing process. You have to get tickets in the morning, we got there around 7:15 and were maybe 20th in line, and all times were available. (Tickets were still available when our 11:00 tour ended, so if you're not on a time constraint, no need to... More 

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