BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING



BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING

The Entrance

Round Building

Bureau Of Engraving And Printing - Fort Worth

The BEPís public Tour and Visitor Center located in Fort Worth, Texas is a great place to learn about U.S. currency. Visitors can see where billions of dollars are printed from an enclosed walkway, which is suspended above the production floor! Over half of the nation's currency order is produced in Fort Worth. Available before or after the free self-guided tour, the experience includes an informative theater film, and visitors have the opportunity to walk through two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing currency history and the intricate art of currency manufacturing. Also located in the visitor center is the Moneyfactory Gift Shop where the public can purchase souvenir items including uncut currency sheets and other specialty currency products. Restrooms and vending machines are available.



Details

The Fort Worth Tour and Visitor Center is closed on Mondays, weekends, federal holidays, and as an efficiency measure, is also closed the week between Christmas and New Yearís Day.

The BEP is a federal government organization and adheres to closure, late arrival or early dismissal guidance issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

For up-to-date opening and closing information, please telephone the Fort Worth Tour and Visitor Center locally at (817) 231-4000 or toll-free at (866) 865-1194, and press 2 to speak directly with the tour scheduler during regular business hours. Please be advised that tour policies and hours are subject to change without public notification.

During public tour walkway closures, visitors can still enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing the history of paper currency and the intricacies of the currency production process. They can also visit the Moneyfactory gift shop, which features unique items including uncut currency sheets, shredded currency, and novelty items for purchase.

Additionally, visitors can watch the educational film "The Buck Starts Here" in the theater, followed by a briefing by the tour guides about the Large Examining and Printing Equipment (LEPE), our newest technology that produces 50-subject currency sheets. Fun facts about the BEP and activities for children will be available and visitors can see how currency was printed circa 1900 as plate printers conduct special printing demonstrations using a refurbished 19th century spider press.

 

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