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Washington, D.C. Tour and Visitor Center

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Located in the heart of the Nation's Capital, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Tour and Visitor Center at the Washington, D.C. facility is a great place to learn all about U.S. paper currency. We welcome you to explore our Visitor Center currency exhibits or join us on a tour to see how billions of dollars are printed! Our Tour and Visitor Center is free of charge to all visitors. 


The Tour and Visitor Center is near the National Mall, just south of Independence Avenue, SW, between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street, SW) in Washington, D.C. next door to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Visitors enter through the Tour and Visitor Center entrance on 14th Street, SW. 

Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Tour and Visitor Center 
14th and C Streets, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20228

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Visitor Hours 

Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. with the last entry at 2:45 p.m.

Extended Summer Hours through August 30, 2024:  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., last tour at 4 p.m., last Visitor Center entry at 4:30 p.m. 

Closed on federal holidays and December 23, 2024 through January 1, 2025.

To join us on a currency tour. Click the Tour page  for more information.

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). Policies and hours are subject to change without public notification.

Before your visit, please check back on BEP.gov for Tour and Visitor Center updates.

Getting Here

BEP does not provide visitor parking. There is a paid parking garage located on D Street, SW, between 13th and 14th Streets, and some metered parking on Independence Avenue.

The National Park Service has designated approximately 10 handicap-accessible parking spaces at and around the Washington Monument, along Independence Avenue west of 14th Street, and at the Tidal Basin parking lot for vehicles with appropriate tags.

Public Transportation 
The nearest Metro rail stop is Smithsonian on the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines, located two blocks east of the Tour and Visitor Center. For more information on Metro rail and bus routes, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website.