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All Bureau of Engraving and Printing public tours have been suspended as a contingency related to the COVID-19 situation.  We are continuing to monitor the situation and will post tour and visitor center updates at www.bep.gov.

Western Currency Facility Tour and Visitor Center

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Fort Worth, TX Tours
The BEP’s public Tour and Visitor Center located in Fort Worth, Texas is a great place to learn about U.S. currency. Visitors can see where billions of dollars are printed from an enclosed walkway, which is suspended above the production floor!  Over half of the nation's currency order is produced in Fort Worth.  Available before or after the free self-guided tour, the experience includes an informative theater film, and visitors have the opportunity to walk through two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing currency history and the intricate art of currency manufacturing.  Also located in the visitor center is the Moneyfactory Gift Shop where the public can purchase souvenir items including uncut currency sheets and other specialty currency products.  Restrooms and vending machines are available.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Self-guided tours are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Fort Worth Tour and Visitor Center is closed on Mondays, weekends, federal holidays, and as an efficiency measure, is also closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s 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).

 

For up-to-date opening and closing information, please telephone the Fort Worth Tour and Visitor Center locally at (817) 231-4000 or toll-free at (866) 865-1194, and press 2 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.

Fort Worth Expansion Project

 

The BEP in Fort Worth, Texas is under construction through 2023 to expand its existing structure to accommodate current and future currency production equipment.

 

While the Fort Worth visitor center and gift shop will remain open throughout the expansion project, the public tour walkway will have temporary closures to ensure the safety of our visitors during certain construction periods.

 

Upcoming Construction Closures:  No construction closures are scheduled at this time.

 

Every effort will be made to provide advance notification to the public of the closures.  However, due to the dynamic nature of construction schedules, closures may be published on short notice.  We encourage visitors to check this website frequently for the latest updates, and we apologize in advance for this inconvenience.

 

During public tour walkway closures, visitors can still enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing the history of paper currency and the intricacies of the currency production process.  They can also visit the Moneyfactory gift shop, which features unique items including uncut currency sheets, shredded currency, and novelty items for purchase.

 

Additionally, visitors can watch the educational film “The Buck Starts Here” in the theater, followed by a briefing by the tour guides about the Large Examining and Printing Equipment (LEPE), our newest technology that produces 50-subject currency sheets.  Fun facts about the BEP and activities for children will be available and visitors can see how currency was printed circa 1900 as plate printers conduct special printing demonstrations using a refurbished 19th century spider press.

 

For more information regarding upcoming Fort Worth tour walkway closures, please call (817) 231-4000 or toll free (866) 865-1194, or email tourscheduler@bep.gov.  Thank you for your patience during this time.