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Washington, DC Tours - Spring/Summer Tour and Visitor Center Hours of Operation

Fall 2018 through spring 2019, the Washington, DC Tour and Visitor Center is anticipated to undergo a structural renovation.  Tours will continue to run during this time.  If you plan to during this time, please call (202) 874-2330 or email prior to your visit for changes in entry locations and information regarding accessibility for those with disabilities.

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. Tickets are required for the Currency Production Tour March 5 August 31, 2018

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

The BEP distributes a limited number of timed tour tickets at the ticket booth on a first-come, first-served basis.  Demand is high for tickets and go quickly when released, particularly during the Cherry Blossom Festival and days surrounding school spring breaks and federal holidays.

The tour entrance is located on 14th Street, SW, near C Street.  Visitors must line up according to their ticket time at the entrance on 14th Street and wait directions from tour guides to enter the building.

All visitors are required to go through security screening.

Hours of Operation – March 26 through August 31, 2018

Public Tours

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Group Tours

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Advanced Reservations for Groups Only)

Tours run every 15 minutes

Visitor Center & Gift Shop

8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (14 Street entrance closes at 6:00 p.m.)

The BEP is open to the public weekdays, Monday through Friday, and  closed on weekends and Federal holidays. We’ll be closed the following dates through August 2018:

Wednesday, July 4: Independence 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.