The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) offers free tours, which include exhibits of past and present forms of currency, as well as a walk along the gallery overlooking the production floor where visitors can watch our money being printed.
The BEP grants special requests for tours made through our office. These tours take place Monday through Friday at 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. May through August, Congressional tours also run every 15 minutes from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Please call my office at (202)225-5965 for more information.
Unfortunately, these tours do book up quickly. We recommend submitting your tour request well in advance.
If we are unable to schedule a tour for you at any of these times, space is given on a first-come, first-served basis with the line forming at the Visitor Entrance on 14th Street. Tickets are same-day only. Tickets are limited, so please plan your trip accordingly. One person can get up to four tickets. The ticket booth opens for ticket distribution at 8:00 a.m. Please visit the BEP website
for more information.
14th and C Streets, SW
Washington DC 20228
Take the Blue or Orange Line to the Smithsonian Station. Leave through the Independence Avenue/Bureau of Engraving and Printing Exit. As you step off the escalator go straight ahead on Independence Avenue towards 14th Street. Cross and turn left on 14th Street and the BEP is one block away. During peak season, please make your way to the front of the building on Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th Street), where you will find the ticket booth. When it is time to take your tour, or if it is non-peak season, please proceed to the entrance on 14th Street.