We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

United States Mint

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: City Center East
As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-408-0114
Website
Today
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description:

As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns...

As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns out 1.5 million coins per hour, and you can see how they do it.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$32*
and up
Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
More Info
$29*
and up
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
More Info
$32*
and up
Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 618 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 246
    Excellent
  • 235
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
interesting to see where coins are made.

it was really interesting to see the process of how our coins are made. they do not give out free samples though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
sassydogAllen_Tx
,
allen, tx
Add Photo Write a Review

618 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 596: English reviews
Michigan
Level Contributor
383 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was really interesting to learn how they make the change in your pocket. You get to look through glass windows to see the whole process. There is a lot of information on the path of the self guided tour. No photography is allowed in the building and on the tour.

Helpful?
Thank CaseyJones6325
allen, tx
Level Contributor
44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it was really interesting to see the process of how our coins are made. they do not give out free samples though.

Helpful?
Thank sassydogAllen_Tx
Houston, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and educational - I learned a lot about the mint, coins and much more. The tour of the mint looking down on it was fascinating. All in all well worth the visit.

Helpful?
Thank Leonard C
Natick
Level Contributor
54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour here was the most fun of them all. You walk along a catwalk and see the mint employees making coins. As you walk along on the left you look through glass windows down to and watch the action and on the right you can see pictures of how they made coins in the past. There is a lot... More 

Helpful?
Thank L G
central florida
Level Contributor
181 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can see how money is made (that is, just coins). How cool is that? I think it was $2. I can't remember but I think it was. No pictures are allowed. You do this tour completely at your own pace. I enjoyed it and my wife did as well.

Helpful?
Thank Travelswell4fun
Faridabad, India
Level Contributor
184 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We use coins as a part of our daily routine but this trip has enlightened us all about its history and the processes. This place is very close to the central attraction of Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell, so I considered it a "Must Do". This is one of the two mints in the USA, the other one is in Delaware!!!

Helpful?
Thank RAJENDRA884
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During our visit to Philadelphia we decided to stop here for the tour; luckily the line was not long and we got in quickly. Adults do need a photo I.D. to enter, and there is a security check, so be prepared. This is a working facility where U.S. coins are actually minted. A self-guided tour on the second floor, with... More 

Helpful?
Thank BlueVB
Tyrone, OK
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Self guided tour that you follow along one side then back down the other. Had some interactive hands on stuff and informational kiosk along the way. Fun to see, didn't take a long time to do.

Helpful?
Thank TravBann
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a free tour, it was self guided so you can go at your own pace and see what interests you. It wasn't busy when I visited. About an hour or so is good to spend there.

Helpful?
Thank Keylasmom136
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
121 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The US Mint in Philadelphia is interesting to see how coins are struck and processed. Not a place to spend a lot of time. We bought a gold plated Pennsylvania quarter as our souvenir of Philly.

Helpful?
Thank EWL05

Travelers who viewed United States Mint also viewed

 

Been to United States Mint? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of United States Mint and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from United States Mint staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?