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United States Mint

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
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Address: 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819
Phone Number: +1 215-408-0114
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09:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns...

As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns out 1.5 million coins per hour, and you can see how they do it.

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Informative place to learn about making coins and its free!

While in Philadelphia one of the sites we wanted to see was the U.S. mint. We planned to visit on a Sunday only to find out that during the fall and winter it is only open on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Needham, Massachusetts
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Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in Philadelphia one of the sites we wanted to see was the U.S. mint. We planned to visit on a Sunday only to find out that during the fall and winter it is only open on weekdays, so we went on a Monday morning. Once the doors opened we were passed through metal detectors for security purposes. You may... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and more are being manufactured on the floor forty feet below the viewing area. After entering on the first floor you go up to third floor and take a walk through history and then watch the coin manufacturing. Next you go to the second floor for more coin making history and then you come down to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Free tour, just a valid id required. Use the bathroom before starting tour because it is long if you look at everything and read in depth. No photos allowed inside the building. we found it fascinating and spent about 2 hours, much longer than I thought we would. There was an elementary class coming through on a tour, and they... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stop in Philadelphia as it was right around the corner from my hotel. A very interesting tour with explanations as to how coins were made from way back when to the present day. See the mint in action and be awed by the amount of coins produced. A nice gift shop affords the opportunity to purchase... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first plus is this is a free attraction that only requires a valid ID to get in and not too far from the Independence Mall. There was line but the wait was not long at all. This was very interesting learning about the history of coin money first then going back and actually seeing the steps that are taken... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of two US mints where coinage is produced. They don't give samples, but you can watch coinage being produced and the tour is free to all. An interesting and worthwhile visit.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple self guided tour. Good view looking down on equipment. Not all coins are made every day. Excellent gift shop. Lots of coins to purchase. Hint they have a change machine that gives out uncerculated coin.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original building was build in 1792 and the press that produce the first US coins in on display. Prior to the mint press coins were hand made. You can join a public tour.

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what an experience this was! I had no idea you would actually see workers at work creating our coins. Once you enter the mint building you can enjoy a nice gallery of exhibits. Continue upstairs to the self-guided tour. As you walk down the pleasant and airy hallway which contains several interactive exhibits, you'll learn about the process of... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this tour and found it interesting watching the manufacture of coins for the USA. It took about an hour but nice displays and large glass windows to watch the workers and machines in operation.

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