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United States Mint

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819
Phone Number: 215-408-0114
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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.

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Nice self-guided tour

The mint is open for a short self-guided tour. Seeing how coins are made - and then actually watching them making them was interesting. It was a nice way to spend an hour in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
PadreGirl
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South Texas
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Seaford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

OK so we were very pressed for time , As we were on a Mariott Fairway Villas in Galloway New Jersey bus tour for the day . Sue had never been to Philadelphia. So since I had been there a few times over the years with my kids , I became her tour guide . I had 3.5 hours to... More 

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South Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mint is open for a short self-guided tour. Seeing how coins are made - and then actually watching them making them was interesting. It was a nice way to spend an hour in Philadelphia. You do need to show ID to the guard before entering the mint.

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Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful self-guided tour of the mint making money. Very informative and interactive. Easy pace or fast pace, you will see money being made. Very cool

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very secure checkpoint getting into the building, displays and artifacts on the history and methods of coin making. Up the escalators to view the process from above on a self guided tour. You are far above the floor and not much to really see below, the signage helps but an actual guide may be better.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our last stop on a whirlwind trip of all Philadelphia has to offer. It was informative and provides a good history of the Mint system including all the types of coinage and commemoratives that are made there. It's about a 30 minute stay and interesting.

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Lincoln Park, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mint has a well guided tour through the actual production process of making our coinage. The overhead walkway, with windows shutting out the noise and heat of the process, enable you to see coins formed from a huge roll of metal through the entire process when the coins go in large bags for distribution.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, interesting, but underwhelming; Fun to watch coins being minted but signage ans distance from the operation makes it difficult to understand what's really happening.

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonder how the nickels, dimes, and quarters are made? This is the place., The 45 minute self-guided tour gives history of the Mint, how coins are designed and produced. Whether one has collected coins or just wondered about it is a tour well worth taking. It also is free and a great place for the kids.

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a few hours to spare before our tour of Independence Hall and decided to walk up the street and go to the US Mint. Great tour and facilities!!

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Niagara Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Philadelphia mint is one of the two main mints in the United States. The other is located in Denver, Colorado. It is very interesting to walk through the building and observe the making of coins. It is amazing how many pennies are produced there. The walk through takes about an hour or so.

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