Bureau of Engraving and Printing

301 14th St., S.W.
Washington, DC 20228- Map It
(202) 874-2330

AAA Editor Notes

Bureau of Engraving and Printing is s. of the Washington Monument grounds at 301 14th St. S.W. (at C St. S.W.). This is where the U.S. government designs, engraves and prints currency, passports and other miscellaneous items. A visitor center has related exhibits, including various engraved cards and uncut currency sheets that may be purchased. Note: Fluctuating security levels may affect public access; phone ahead to verify schedule. Sharp objects are not allowed in the building. Photography is not permitted in the gallery. Same-day tickets for tours may be obtained at the booth on Raoul Wallenberg Place beginning at 8 a.m., early Mar. through Aug. 31; no tickets are required rest of year. Tickets are limited, and lines often form an hour or more before ticket booth opens. One person may obtain up to four tickets. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Free.
Hours: Visitor center Mon.-Fri. 8:30-7, Apr.-Aug.; 8:30-3, rest of year. Guided tours given every 15 minutes Mon.-Fri. 9-10:45 and 12:45-2 (also 2-6, late Mar.-late Aug.). Closed federal holidays and Dec. 26-31.