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Washington, DC Tours - Hours of Operation

The Washington, DC Tour is undergoing a structural renovation throughout 2019.  Although tours will continue to run every 30 minutes, please be advised that space is limited during this time.  The tour entrance has relocated to 15th Street with an accessible entrance available by request at the ticket booth.  For more information regarding the accessible entrance prior to your visit, please call (202) 874-2330 or contact the

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 holidays.

Tickets are required for the tour.  BEP offers tours on a first-come, first-served basis. The ticket booth, located at Raoul Wallenberg 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.  Visitor lines form early at the ticket booth, especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival and spring holidays.

The tour and visitor entrance is located at Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW. For information regarding the accessible entrance in advance of your tour, please call (202) 874-2330.

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

All visitors are required to pass through a security screening.

Hours of Operation

Public Tours                                                                  

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. : extended tour hours until 6:00 p.m. through August 30.

Group Tours

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

Tour runs every 15 minutes


Visitor Center & Gift Shop                         

8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. : extended tour hours until 6:00 p.m. through August 30.


The BEP is closed to the public on the following dates

September 2 ........................ Labor Day
October 14 ........................... Columbus Day
November 11 ....................... Veterans Day
November 28 ....................... Thanksgiving
December 23 - January 2 .... BEP Annual Closure

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.