U.S. Mint is at 320 W. Colfax Ave.; the tour entrance is on Cherokee St. Built 1898-1904, the building reflects its turn-of-the-20th-century grandeur; the Grand Hallway has murals, nine stained glass chandeliers and marble floors and walls. Guided tours enable participants to see a display of solid gold bars and the presses that produce up to 24 million coins each day.
Note: Tickets for the tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis for that day and are limited to five per person. Adults must show a photo ID. Visitors must arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled tour. Coin production is not guaranteed to occur during tours; phone ahead for schedule. Visitors may only bring a palm-sized wallet or change purse; handbags, purses, fanny packs, tote bags, strollers, food, drink, tobacco products, backpacks, lighters, matches, personal grooming items and weapons—including pocket knives and personal protective devices—are not permitted. Storage for personal items is not available. Children ages 0-6 and pets are not allowed.
Guided tours are offered every 90 minutes Mon.-Thurs. 8-3:30; the tour information window opens at 7 a.m. and closes after all tickets have been distributed. Closed major holidays. Allow 1 hour minimum.