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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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Address: 300 14th St SW, 14th and C Streets, SW, Washington DC, DC 20228-0002
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+1 202-874-4000
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09:00 - 10:45
12:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 10:45
12:30 - 14:00
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Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.

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Very informative!

Our tour guide, Jack, was awesome and completely made the tour fun. It's not a long tour but there is a lot of information and it's really interesting. The gift shop is fun as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mandan, North Dakota
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had no problem getting same day tickets just before 8am; some reviews seemed kinda sour about this tour, be we really enjoyed it. Yes, it's an old building, but it's where our paper money is made. And the employees working (not the tour guide, but the folks on the floor) showed us signs interacting with us...great fun and they looked... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a free fun tour of BEP. It is amazing how many steps it takes to print the money we use on a daily basis. Only downside: They don't give out samples!!

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We very much enjoy going to the various places of interest in Washington, DC. HOWEVER, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is a big waste of time. The tour is advertised as being approximately 45 minutes long...ours lasted about 25 minutes, at most. The tour consisted of watching a brief video/slide presentation about the history of the Bureau and then... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a lot to see on this tour, but seeing money being printed is very cool and the students I took to DC loved it. There is also a nice gift shop and display area at the end of the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour here is cool. Have you ever wanted to see money printed? Then look no further! Totally worth it- Nice and short and to the point.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So there is a walkway gallery above the three areas were money is printed. Two are in use, the last one which also sounded the most interesting...is not in use as they are installing a new printing press. So the guide tells you what you would see, if it was in operation. Had I known this before I booked the... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Jack, was awesome and completely made the tour fun. It's not a long tour but there is a lot of information and it's really interesting. The gift shop is fun as well. We had the tour set up ahead of time so didn't have to stand in line at all which was great. It's right next to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AFAIK, there are only two places in the nation where you can see this. That itself is the major value of the tour. The tour starts with a movie on history of currency making followed by a brief tour. The total tour was a little over 30 minutes. The tour is similar to US mint tour where you walk through... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1. Entrance is on opposite side of building than than tidal basin where buses drop you off. There is a small alley way next to the Holocaust museum. Don't go the other way... it's a dead end and you'll only add more steps to your step count and aching feet. 2. You will probably have to wait. We arrived at... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We came on a weekday in February, and were able to walk right in without a ticket. Our tour group was small--5 people. You basically see a couple of printing presses with the paper running through it, and see the final sheets of paper. It wasn't a very long tour, and could have been done much better and with better... More 

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