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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: +1 202-874-4000
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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 the inner workings of our monetary system

The BEP is a neat tour that shows how our paper currency is printed, as well as lots of history of American money. We took an Uber ride to the location on the south side of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really wanted to love this tour having taken other tours around the city and thought my two kids would enjoy it. Unfortunately, it was very, very boring. We learned a few things but didn't need to spend the amount of time it took to secure tickets, wait in line to get in and then going on the tour to... More 

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District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour is very nice and will keep even the smallest children entertained . We loved the tour and learned a lot

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The BEP is a neat tour that shows how our paper currency is printed, as well as lots of history of American money. We took an Uber ride to the location on the south side of the mall by the Washington monument, but saw that there was nearby public garages. Security check was brisk, but dress for the weather because... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a neat experience that you actually see bills being printed. You see every stage of the printing process from picking the paper down to the inspection process at the end. Not one thing you think of when visiting DC area.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The building and tour itself was interesting but our tour guide was not. She was an older lady and her tone and intonation were so sing-songy that you almost could not understand what she was saying. No pictures inside.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good tour and worth a visit, but a few tips for week of Thanksgiving. The website clearly tells you that Thanksgiving is one of their busiest weeks and tickets are given out on first-come first-serve basis. Well, here are a few more details you should know after I got there at 7am to try to get tix for my family... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a tour set up by our congressman, so we started before the general public. There were about 20 in our group. We saw and heard a description of the machines used in printing the different denomination of bills. Then we saw the room where the large printed sheets are put through the machines and cut down to size.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is only open for tours Monday thru Friday. We came on a Monday when they opened at 9 am. We walked right in. We did not have to wait. The tours are every 15 minutes and lasted about 35-40 minutes. You watch a video first. Once on the tour, you cannot take photos. You... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a tour booked for first of day. It starts with a video and then a fairly quick 30 minute tour of the facility and different stages of the money making process. Our tour guide was a woman who was very boring, very robot like, not real interested in the group going through the motions which kind of ruined the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour starts with a video then your group is led up to the viewing areas to see where money gets printed. It's an interesting process as I've never thought too much about how much work is involved in the security features of our paper money. One employee seemed very enthusiastic about her job and held up signs to welcome... More 

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