Bureau of Engraving and Printing

NileGuide Expert Says:

This federal building is the most fun simply because you watch money being made before your eyes. The gift shop maintains the theme –you can buy items such as an uncut sheet of $2 bills.


14th and C Street SW
Washington DC, DC 20228


+1 202 874 3019 / +1 877 874 4114 (toll free)


You know the government prints money - come see how it's done! The 45 – 50 minute tour shows how modern technology as well as old is used to make the paper that gets us through the day. See sheets of all denominations in all states of the process. Tours are free and tickets are needed March through August. The Ticket Booth, located at Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street), opens at 8 am but you may have to line up very early during the busy Cheery Blossom season (March & April). No tickets are required September through February, simply line up at the Visitors' Entrance on 14th Street. Parking is almost impossible, use the Metro Smithsonian Station (blue/orange) located at 12th Street and Independence Ave SW. Note that strollers are not allowed on tours.


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