The Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing which is accessible by the Smithsonian metro station serviced by the blue and orange lines, provides a free 40 minute tour to the public, where you will see millions of dollars being printed. The tour features currency production, beginning with large, blank sheets of paper, and ending with paper bills. Same day tickets for the tour are on a first-come, first-served basis.  The ticket booth opens at 8 AM – Monday through Friday, and closes when all tickets have been given out.

Tours are given Monday through Friday every 15 minutes on a special schedule and Tickets are not required during non-peak season from September to February.

Free tickets are required for admission during March through August, peak season.

Jonathan, Innkeeper
American Guest House in Washington DC