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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
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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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First, we had our member of congress' office arrange for the tour tickets. That saved all the waiting in line for tickets stuff that I've read about in other reviews. It was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
kolohe280
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Talent, Oregon
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Yorktown, Virginia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Cheektowaga, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour about a month ago, when we got there we saw a short movie then taken for the tour (there was 12 of us). We were told the same things on the tour as the movie and found out they were remodeling so we couldn't see everything we thought we were. We should have been told of... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently there are four stations to this tour but the one I took on Feb. 7th at 1:00pm, we saw one station. To put this in perspective, I spent more time waiting for the train at Pentagon City on the way there than the amount time that the tour took. We saw them putting paper in a machine and then... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and security were friendly and helpful. Like most of D.C. anymore must go through a security checkpoint. Informative short tour but they are replacing some of the machines so part of the tour closed. If looking for a break from the museums and memorials nice change.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our kids here as we thought it working would be nice to see some currency being printed. However, only two of the four stations were open and we did not get to see any working printing presses. The tour was only 10 mins or so after watching a 15 minute video. Given there is so much to see... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Worth a visit if you've never been. However, if you've never been to DC before, wouldn't be high up on my list of places to visit, maybe for a second/ third visit if you have time. Guided tour was great, guide very knowledgable and upbeat.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

If you are planning your DC itinerary, don't put this on it. If you have time and can drop in, it's okay. I would not recommend waiting in any line to see this. We live locally and like to visit the museums during the winter when the tourist traffic is very light. We walked into the Bureau as a tour... More 

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Spring Valley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I wasn't able to get a tour since I came after 2:00 PM but the building from inside and outside was beautiful and impressive and the shop was open so I was able to go inside and see the great displays at the lobby

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Gardiner, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Don't go out of your way for this one. Interesting to see the printing presses. Kids seemed mildly impressed. Plan ahead as you may need to wait for an hour or more on a busy day for a tour. Reminder that it is not the US mint, so no coin production. If your time is limited, I would pass and... More 

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Talent, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

First, we had our member of congress' office arrange for the tour tickets. That saved all the waiting in line for tickets stuff that I've read about in other reviews. It was interesting to see how paper money is printed and the processes that they go through to prevent counterfeiting. That said, keep in mind that what you are really... More 

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