Washington, D.C. - Bureau of Engraving and Printing

During the BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING tour and at the visitor center, you will learn all about how U.S. paper currency is made. 
If you go on the tour, you will see millions of dollars being printed as you walk above the production floor!  

The free 40-minute tour includes an introductory film and gallery tour of the money process.  

The visitor center includes exhibits and currency products for sale, including shredded money.

There are no pictures allowed on the tour.

Address BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING Tour and Visitor Center’s entrance is located on  14th Street near C Street, SW
Admission Fee Admission is FREE to BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING and NO tickets are required in Fall and Winter

BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING - detailed tour hours and dates Info

Admission is Free to BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING but tickets are REQUIRED in Spring and Summer.
• Get you tickets from the Ticket Booth located at Raoul Wallenburg Place (15th ST, SW)
• Booth opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes when all tickets have been distributed for the day.
• The BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING Tour Entrance is located on 14th Street, SW.  
• Visitor’s must line up according to their ticket time at the Entrance on 14th Street and wait directions from tour guides to enter the building.

BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING - detailed tour ticket information, hours, and dates

The tour is closed on weekends, federal holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
Getting There

Getting to the BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING (BEP) By Metrorail

Take the Blue or Orange Line
Exit at Smithsonian Station
Leave through the Independence Avenue/Bureau of Engraving and Printing Exit.
As you step off the escalator go straight ahead onto Independence Avenue towards 14th Street.
Cross and turn left on 14th Street and walk to the BEP

Detailed map and alternative directions BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING

Take the DC Circulator bus if you are around the National Mall area. 
It is economical, convenient, and saves you from way too much walking. 

DC Circulator bus Website - National Mall Route

Recommendation If you want to save time,  request a congressional tour to the BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING
• These are made through the office of your local United States Senator or Representative.
• These tours take place Monday through Friday at 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. April through August
• Congressional tours also run every 15 minutes from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
•  Download the Congressional Tour Reservation Form

Combine this attraction with the Washington Monument, African American Museum, and/or the Holocaust Museum.  (Some of these attractions require tickets)
Website BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING Website