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Reviewed September 2, 2008

I cant see why anyone would go here. I though it was a total waste of time. They give you a hassle going in, there's no direction once inside and you cant see anything. I think there are so many things to see in Philly. Make the Mint the last thing you do if you want to see some coins on the wall.

2  Thank ColonelChamberlain
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Reviewed August 7, 2008

The Mint is interesting & worth seeing at least once, if you can.
They do not permit cameras or cell phones & you do have to go thru security, although we thought it would be way more rigourous than it was after reading some of the other reviews. There is no where to keep you things (no lockers, etc) so the best thing to do if you can is use the buddy system - give your bags to some people in your group & go in, then come out & sit with their bags while they go in. There wasn't a whole lot of coin production going on while we were there, but it was still interesting. And it's cool inside & there's restrooms & a nice gift shop. Also, Benjamin Franklin is buried right across the street - that's definitely worth seeing!

Thank b3inRaleigh
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Reviewed July 24, 2008

The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is definitely worth seeing - free, interesting and very near Independence Historical Park. We enjoyed seeing the huge facility and the high level of automation involved. It is well set-up for tourists with interesting displays. You walk along a third floor enclosed corridor with view windows down into the manufacturing area.

Do come prepared as you cannot take in cameras or cell phones that can take pictures. There are no lockers to put them in - they REALLY need to provide those. We were staying at a nearby hotel - The Best Western Independence Park - so we left everything there, then went back to the hotel to pick them back up. Other groups looked like they went in in shifts with someone staying outside holding cameras and phones. At this writing we did not need to make arrangements through our Congressman. We just showed up and went through security.

Please notice the absolutely gorgeous Tiffany mosaics in the entry area. There is not enough fuss made about those and we almost missed noticing them. They are wonderful.

3  Thank eyewinker
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Reviewed June 25, 2008

I didn't actually get to visit the Mint because I forgot to check the TripAdvisor reviews beforehand. Here are the things I learned.

1)Leave your cameras and cameraphones in your car because you will not be allowed in with them. And since they haven't thought of a simple solution like installing coin lockers, they've left the visitors to figure out how to deal with the problem.

2)The posted hours are 9am-3pm, but they actually stop letting people in at 2:45pm (or even slightly earlier)

3)Adults need to have Photo ID

1  Thank answerer
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Reviewed July 3, 2007

this is place is ok. cant bring cameras in the building and no way for them to hold on to it. self guided tour and can be quick, but learn about the coins made at the mint

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