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Construction Notice: The tour entrance has temporarily relocated to 15th Street, SW, also known as Raoul Wallenberg Place. Space is limited at this time.

Special Notice: Tour Tickets will be required, November 25 – 29. The BEP will be closed on Thursday, November 28 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

During this week, visitors will be required to obtain tour tickets from the ticket booth located near the entrance at 15th Street, SW. 

BEP will offer free same-day timed tour tickets to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The ticket booth will open at 8:00 a.m. and close when tickets have been distributed for the day. Lines form early. Please plan your visit to the BEP accordingly.

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!

The free 40-minute experience includes the visitor center with historical 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.

The tour and visitor entrance is temporarily located at 15th Street also known as 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 and are required to pass through a security screening.

Hours of Operation

Public Tours                                                                  

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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.


The BEP is closed to the public on the following dates

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.