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United States Mint

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
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Address: 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819
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+1 215-408-0114
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09:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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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Great self-paced tour to see how our coins get made.

Tons of information on the coin-making process. Lots of storyboards and activities along the self-paced tour while watching the mint actually making coins.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Palombaro5341
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Virginia Beach, VA
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the history and the process of making coins. I have a different appreciation for the minting of coins.

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Thank Lidia O
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This self guided tour through the mint had interactive displays, great visibility and explanation of the manufacturing floor areas we saw. This was an impromptu tour because it was open earlier than other attractions we thought we would visit that day. We arrived to be screened upon entry, this is a Federal building/business. The guards were very nice and respectful.... More 

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Kelseyville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have coins from each of the 8-U.S. mints. Well it's back to our 50-State Quest again. This one being #35 Pennsylvania. Now I did tell you that once in awhile we did hit the same state twice when in different vacations they crossed paths. This is one of those times just because you had to cover the east &... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the opportunity to view this facility during my son's school field trip and it was full of lots of information about how money is made. Great place to take kids for a history lesson while walking around Independence Mall.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Then, you will love it. Surely, the place has some information to offer about the US coinage's past and present. It has several halls with artifacts. And then, there is a loooong hall where you can watch how coins are made with several dusty and outdated and not very attractive machinery. If you not much into watching machinery, skip that... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids and I stopped by for a US Mint tour on a whim, had to come back a few hours later to get in, but it was worth it! A great factory-type tour with interesting, interactive exhibits along the walls above the US Mint, the tour allows you to look through huge windows onto the floor where coins are... More 

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Marlton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this often overlooked attraction. It's in such a great location, most tourists (and natives) pass it, sometimes several times on the same day. My kids (2 boys) have loved popping in here to watch coins being made since they were little. It doesn't take much time, so it's easy to add to most packed itineraries. Definitely check it... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tour of The Mint is a terrific experience. Easy access and free. A self-guided tour you will see real coins made along with commemorative medals. Watching the production in action from the observation windows makes for an excellent factory tour.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of information on the coin-making process. Lots of storyboards and activities along the self-paced tour while watching the mint actually making coins.

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Thank Palombaro5341
Long Island, N.Y.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must 1 to 2 hour stop over. The ability to watch the factory process in making of the U.S. coins as well as the ability to learn what it takes to create the critical components that stamp out the coins. No Photography. They don't make any paper money at this location. Nice gift shop for shopping for... More 

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