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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

14th and C Sts. S.W.
Department of the Treasury
Washington, DC, 20228, United States
TEL: (202) 874-2330
TEL: (877) 874-4114

Established in 1862, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), a block-shaped structure of steel made with fireproof concrete, limestone, and granite, has housed the printing presses that create the circulating currency of the United States. On weekdays, the BEP offers free 40-minute tours that include live views the currency production process from paper sheets to ready money. The visitor center has exhibits and currency products for sale. The BEP is located next to the Holocaust Memorial Museum and faces the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial.

Insider Tip:

Tickets are required during peak season from March through August; they are available for same-day tours at the ticket booth on Raoul Wallenburg Place beginning at 8 a.m.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Free Days
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Indoor
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Saturday - Closed

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