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United States Mint

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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.
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151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819
City Center East
+1 215-408-0230
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All reviews self guided tour gift shop coin making factory floor coin collector entire process step by step commemorative coins metal detector no photography free tour own pace short video security check interesting tour learn how interactive displays
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few hours to pass before hotel check out, so decided to visit the U.S.mint, conveniently located a few blocks from Independence Hall. Self guided tour begins with history of the building and the coins produced there. Up another escalator to interactive displays...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a self guiding tour, it was quite interesting and had some interactive exhibits. The gift shop was nice too. It took us about 1 1/2 hours. Would recommend.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jashofteh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the advice of my cousin we stopped in for a self guided tour. It was free, which is always a plus. It's also completely indoors, which was nice for a chilly day. There is a little movie to watch at the beginning and a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 29kindergartencuties
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We spent a rainy couple of hours here and really enjoyed the information. It was interesting to see how our money is made.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank smokemom
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

This place was great, security was not quite as stuffy as other places. Gift shop employee were very nice and helpful. The tour is self guided and well worth the cost. You’ll learn a lot about coinage. It’s worth an hour.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank EFW2014
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Way more exciting than I thought it would be. All of us - two adults, one teenager, one school-age kid - had a great time here. See money being made, and cute stuff in the gift shop! Watch the hours, it's a working government building...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KC123abc
Reviewed December 18, 2018

Great way either at the start of your day of after lunch to visit the U.S. Mint. Its a free tour and you can visit the gift shop afterwords. Most of the sites downtown are within walking distance and once you're done just Uber a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MICHAELM1049
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We decided to do this tour when had some free time and were in the neighborhood. We really enjoyed it! It's a self guided tour and it's free. They take you down a long hallway that's above the factory where you can look through windows....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kristeniler
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

I brought my kids and they loved it. They were able to see from start to finish how a coin is made. A lot of interactive screens.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christinal528
Reviewed November 23, 2018

The tour was free and very informative. You get a chance to learn a lot about the way the process works with a great view of the working machinery. They don't allow photography so don't be surprised.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grouse2017
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July 11, 2018|
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Response from moseysmelody | Reviewed this property |
They just make coins. There is a place in DC that prints outs the paper money.
May 27, 2018|
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Response from cajunfun | Reviewed this property |
As I recall - NO photos are allowed at all!
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Hayley, it depends on how fascinated or interested you are in the minting process. It is a self guided tour so you set your own pace. It will depend on others in your party, especially small children will not be amused. A... More