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“It's free, and a time killer in Old City”
Review of United States Mint

United States Mint
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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Ranked #31 of 463 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 11, 2012

I wish I could be more enthusiastic but hey, it is what it is. Want to kill an hour? I'm an old time coin collector and my wife is into the new stuff that they stopped providing to the banks (I mean the new presidential dollar coins for her). She couldn't get satified by their gift shop, which should have had this stuff. The rest was a view of the factory that made the coins. It's OK. It's free. It's near everything else in Old City.

Thank mike h
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Watching the nation's coins being produced at the Philadelphia Mint is pretty cool, especially for kids.

Thank Philip D
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

My kids were a little too young, but what a great place to visit. Very neat seeing the coins. Girft shop is very nice too.

Thank jaimeanne
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We loved this place and stopped in twice. The best part is looking down into the factory where they're making coins (only making them during the week). We saw a lot of large commemorative coins being made as well as pennies. Really neat operation, but the rest of the building and displays look like something from 1965. Still fun to stroll through and they have a nice gift shop.

Thank omazing
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

The tour is free and after having been closed for years and has just re-opened. You should probably try to get here first thing in the morning, after going through security screening they only allow a certain number of people at a time. This is great as it helps to keep the tour from being too crowded, but not so great when it is a hundred degrees outside and you are waiting almost an hour to get in!! On Saturday's the factory is not being utilized - so the tour becomes looking and reading which can slow things down when your kids - don't want to read the things, take their time reading (and people start backing up on the tour), or don't want to hear what you are trying to read. The gift shop was good - otherwise a dud:(

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