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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Announces 2011 Year-End Shutdown Schedule

Release: Immediate

Contact: Terri L. Phelps, Tour Operator
Phone: 202-874-2330, 1-866-874-2330

As an efficiency measure, the Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s (BEP) facilities located in Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas will shut down its operations from December 24, 2011 through January 2, 2012.

On Friday, December 23rd, the BEP’s Washington, D.C. Tour and Visitor Center will close its doors to the public at 3:00 p.m. (EST), while the Fort Worth, Texas Tour and Visitor Center will close its doors to the public at 3:30 p.m. (CST).

Both facilities will re-open to the public on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. The mail order sales program and the receipt of correspondence will also be suspended during this time.

The BEP offers a wide array of unique gift items, to include uncut sheets of currency, souvenir cards, vignettes, and presidential portraits. In order to meet your holiday needs, please be sure to do your currency gift shopping early. BEP products can be ordered online at or by calling 1(800) 456-3408. You may also visit the gift shops located in Washington, D.C. at 14th & C Streets, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20228 or in Fort Worth, Texas at 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76131.