Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Western Currency Facility

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Facility:Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Western Currency Facility
Description:Enjoy a free, 45-minute guided tour, available Monday through Friday. Tour features include displays and exhibits showing the history of U.S. paper currency, the production process and its technology, an informative 15-minute film of the production process, a quarter-mile long elevated walkway tour overlooking the currency production floor, the Moneyfactory Gift Shop, and three live demonstration exhibits; Also see a turn-of-the century spider press, a mutilated currency redemption desk, and an engraverís bench.
Address 1:9000 Blue Mound Road
Address 2:
City:Fort Worth
Zip Code:76131
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Hours:August through May, the Tour and Visitor center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with group and general public tours being conducted every 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In the months of June and July only, the Tour and Visitor Center is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with group and general public tours being conducted every 30 minutes from 11:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone:(817) 231-4000
B. Beardsley, Co-op Member
This is a great learning experience in how they engrave and print our paper money. It was very eye opening. Always thought that it was paper when in fact it is a fabric mix. If you are in the Ft. Worth area it is a great free learning experience. There are only two places that they print money and that is Ft. Worth or Washington.
John M., Co-op Member
We took a small group of homeschoolers and everyone loved it! The guide was friendly, funny, and courteous. I thought it was interesting how they cut, wrap, and package the finished bills --- oh, how tempting!
Wendy H., Co-op Member
The guided tour overlooking the production floor is fantastic. You get to see pretty much every step of the printing process, although not every "station" is going to be active at all times. We especially like the static displays and hands-on exhibits for learning about history of our currency. Take time to learn about the craftsmanship involved in the intaglio process.
Amy R., Co-op Member
This was wonderful. We stopped by as an afterthought. Although you have to go through security and are not allowed cell phones or cameras in the facility, it is far from dry. My three kids, 12, 10, and 8 were fascinated by how currency was made. There were several hands-on exhibits that were available including an opportunity for us to make our own currency and go the the process of designing, engraving and printing. Each of us even received $300 (shredded of course). The guided tour was interesting and engaging. The movie was also a must see. I learned so much about the process too. The people that worked there were very friendly and accommodating. Best of all, it was FREE!
M. Moore, Co-op Member
This is a fun and educational field trip in the DFW metroplex! It is exciting to take the free tour more than once because no two visits are the same. The welcome video along with either a guided or self paced tour gives the history of the engraving process. Watching through the observation windows, visitors might get to see the actual mixing of the special green color for paper bills. The actual printing and cutting is a sight to behold! There is also a "money" gift shop with unique gift and souvenir items.
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