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Washington, DC Tours - Fall/Winter Tour and Visitor Center Hours of Operation

February and March 2017:
Please pardon our dust as we install new presses with upgraded operating equipment to more efficiently produce U.S. currency.  We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience if some of the presses are not operating during your visit.
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.  You can 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.

Admission is free and no tickets are required, August 29, 2016 through March 3, 2017.
The Tour and Visitor Center’s entrance is located at 14th Street near C Street, SW.
Tour Hours of Operation
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Tours run every 15 minutes
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Advanced Reservations for Large Groups Only
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tours run every 15 minutes
Visitor Center Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (the entrance closes at 2:00 p.m.)

The Tour and Visitor Center is closed on weekends, federal holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Year's 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.