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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
+1 202-874-4000
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Reviewed 3 days 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
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
Thank jimmycskhoo
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Normally you must get a ticket to visit. However, in December tickets weren't necessary. The gift shop where you enter and wait for your tour also has several displays relating to American currency. Take the time to view them. It will give you a good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank russcox
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Like children ask where do babies come from, I guess adult need to know where does money come from. Well, this is it, and it's not anywhere as interesting as where babies come from. The tour is short, lasts about 30 minutes and take the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charlie_Hotlanta
Reviewed December 12, 2018

you need free tickets usually have to pick them up an hour before.. the holocaust museum is next door or you could have time to walk to some of the monuments and back.the tour runs about a half hour through narrow glass lined hallways you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank retirednold
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Fairly short tour but highly informative. Since you need tickets, we planned a group tour from their web site (11folks) and it went smoothly. Gift shop is unique and great way to buy gifts that will always have some value ( US paper money and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed November 17, 2018

All you get to see are a couple of printing presses and you can't take pictures. If you've never seen this type of operation then plan your visit. It's not that big of deal though. On the plus side, you can see several million dollars...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
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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