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Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Washington, DC

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Washington, DC Tours - Nonpeak Tour and Visitor Center Hours of Operation

Located in the heart of the Nation's Capital, the BEP's Washington, DC Tour and Visitor Center is a great place to learn all about U.S. paper currency.  See millions of dollars being printed as you walk along the gallery overlooking the production floor!

The free 40-minute experience includes an introductory film and gallery tour of the production process.  The visitor center includes exhibits and currency products for sale.

What you Need to Know

Admission is free.

The BEP is open to the public weekdays, Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends and federal holiday.

Tickets are required for the tour through November 2018, and beginning again March 4, 2019.

The ticket booth, located at Raoul Wallenburg Place SW (formerly 15th Street), opens at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and closes when all tickets have been distributed for the day.

The tour and visitor entrance is located near the ticket booth at Roaul Wallenburg Place SW (formerly 15th Street). For information regarding the accessible entrance in advance of your tour, please call (202) 874-2330.

Visitors must line up before their ticket time at the tour entrance and wait for direction from a tour guide to enter the building.

All visitors are required to go through a security screening.

Hours of Operation - September 4, 2018 through March 22, 2019

Public Tours                                                                  

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Group Tours

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Advanced Reservations for Large Groups Only)

Tour runs every 30 minutes


Visitor Center & Gift Shop                         

8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (15th Street entrance closes at 3:00 p.m.)


BEP offers tours on a first-come, first-served basis.  All visitors are required to pass through a security screening.

Visitors must wait at the entrance for tour guide direction to enter the building.

BEP is closed to the public on the following dates through March 2019:

Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Monday, November 12 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, December 21 — January 2 BEP’s annual closure
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 12 Presidents Day

The BEP is a federal government organization and adheres to closure, late arrival or early dismissal guidance issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  OPM determines the federal agency operating status for the Washington, DC area.

For up-to-date opening and closing information, please telephone the Washington, DC Tour and Visitor Center locally at (202) 874-2330 or toll-free at (866) 874-2330 to speak directly with the tour scheduler during regular business hours. Please be advised that tour policies and hours are subject to change without public notification.