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Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Headquartered in D.C., this is where money is printed.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
300 14th St SW, 14th and C Streets, SW, Washington DC, DC 20228-0002
+1 202-874-4000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really disappointed. Waited months for a tour group. Having a tour ticket got us to the front of the line, which could be helpful at busy times. Tour was supposed to be 45 minutes. We got rushed past a big sign about the dollar bill...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was great. We toured it this past week. Tour shoes how they print money, monitize it, then cut and wrap it. One of the neatest tours we've been on in DC. Be sure to turn your phone off or they will confiscate it....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This tour was short and sweet. Not overly exciting but definitely interesting to see money being made. It’s great if you have an hour to kill between other activities.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Martinfamily222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there at 10am. Tcket booth wasn't open for some reason , so we waited in the sun for an hour for the 11.15 tour , only to be told we would have to wait for the 1pm tour. That meant waiting in the sun...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Chicboy58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I left my house early to get Tour Ticket for this attraction. Was surprised to see the signage at the Booth where these tickets are distributed saying that they are NO longer required! I noted some people being allowed to enter ahead of us. Learned...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm glad we went but overall the tour could've been a lot faster! It was a little slow especially with little kids.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank brizee06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprised about the comments about arriving early. We arrived at 9.15 and took the 9.30 tour. Like all Smithsonian museums it is free.Best to go outside the main summer holiday season when there appeared to be less people. Remember you cannot use your camera or...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank David D
Reviewed August 27, 2019

a must place to tour while in DC. very easy to get tickets. just get in line at 8 and they will distribute first comes first serves. you can see how they print USD

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sa m
Reviewed August 17, 2019

A nice and often overlooked place to visit. You will need to get timed-tickets for the tour. Tickets are free, but you have to go to their booth. Be advised: don't expect to go to the booth and get tickets for a tour within the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
5  Thank Traveling_The_World3
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Arrived early to secure tickets to a tour at 10 AM. The tour itself takes 20 or so minutes and is insightful. Our guide did a good job walking us through the process from paper to ink to QA/QC to final product. No pictures are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kasey L
July 16, 2019|
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Response from vicky n | Reviewed this property |
We had a family of 5 that day when went, there doesn’t seem to be a limit of people. I do know that it is first come first serve and certain amount of tickets for certain time slots so if let’s say the 9:30am had 4 tickets... More
Albert F
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
I just checked this so sorry for the late reply Albert. They are usually pretty good about working with you at the bureau of engraving but maybe two adults should go pick up tix. Go half hour early in the am as the line does... More