Historical Attractions

Bureau of Engraving and Printing SW Washington DC

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing
14th and C Streets
SW Washington DC
DC
20228
Tel: (202) 874-2330

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You'll see how paper money gets printed, cut, sorted and inspected for defects. There is a self guided 35 minutes tour which is one of DC's most populra.
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    We brought our family on this tour today (kids 11 and 8), and we all thought it was great. We learned a great deal about the process by which the Bureau prints money (paper, printing, cutting, quality, etc.). We were able to see the entire process via overhead glass windows that overlook one of the twelve printing lines. Our host, Dan, was very well-spoken and well-educated and shared a lot of interesting information about the printing process as well as Federal Reserve monetary requests, techniques to combat counterfeiting, and how money is...Read More

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    We enjoyed the tour. Some previous reviewers said it is fake but I completely disagree. It seemed real to us.

    We reserved a tour through our Senator.

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    Awesome

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    You learn a lot.
    Remember to get tickets early.

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    One of the coolest free tours in DC!

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by Sabrina Ellis

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We brought our family on this tour today (kids 11 and 8), and we all thought it was great. We learned a great deal about the process by which the Bureau prints money (paper, printing, cutting, quality, etc.). We were able to see the entire process via overhead glass windows that overlook one of the twelve printing lines. Our host, Dan, was very well-spoken and well-educated and shared a lot of interesting information about the printing process as well as Federal Reserve monetary requests, techniques to combat counterfeiting, and how money is pulled out of circulation.

Make sure to request reservations for this free tour from your congressperson as early as possible so you are set for your visit to DC.

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