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Washington, D.C. Tour and Visitor Center

The BEP is currently CLOSED to visitors due to the pandemic.  Tour reservations are not being accepted at this time, and a date has not been determined for when tours might resume.  Congressional offices will be notified and this website will be updated in advance of a change in status.

Located in the heart of the Nation's Capital, the BEP's 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!

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Hours

BEP’s guided tour take approximately 40 minutes and run every 15 minutes Monday – Friday.

  • Nonpeak season (Tuesday after Labor Day to Third Friday in March) 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Peak season (The following Monday in March to the Friday before Labor Day) 9 to 10:30 a.m., 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and 5 to 6 p.m.

The visitor center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. during nonpeak season and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during peak season.

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).

For the most up-to-date hours, call (202) 874-2330 or toll-free (866) 874-2330 before your visit.  Policies and hours are subject to change without public notification.

Location

The Tour and Visitor Center is located near the National Mall, just south of Independence Avenue, SW, between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street) in Washington, D.C.  Please enter through the entrance on 14th Street.  During the spring and summer peak season, please visit the booth on Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street) for tickets before entering.

14th and C Streets, SW Washington, D.C. 20228

How to Get Here

Metro

The nearest Metro 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 and bus routes, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website.

Parking

The Tour and Visitor Center does not have a public parking facility, but there is a paid parking garage across the street, on D Street, SW, between 13th and 14th Streets, and some metered parking along Independence Avenue.

The National Park Service has designated approximately 10 handicapped-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.