The United States Mint offers tours in its Philadelphia and Denver locations. At both facilities, the tours are free. Touring the United States Mint is a fascinating experience for those of all ages and one that will be remembered for a lifetime. Tours cover both the present state of coin manufacturing as well as the history of the Mint. Learn about the craftsmanship required at all stages of the minting process, from the original designs and sculptures to the actual striking of the coins. Click on the photo from either city for details on hours and addresses. Click on the photo from either city for details on how to tour that Mint facility.
Both of the Mint locations welcome school and youth groups (grades kindergarten through 12), and organized military and veteran groups and are wheelchair accessible. At the Philadelphia Mint facility, a wheelchair is also available for individuals who need assistance and office personnel can provide private tours to handicapped or older individuals who request assistance.
Visiting the United States Mint at Denver, Colorado
No advance tickets or reservations are available for tours of the Denver Mint.
Same-day tour tickets are available each day at the ticket booth starting at 7:00a.m.
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All United States Mint tours are free of charge. Guided tours start on the hour and are available from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays). General tour information is available at (303) 405-4761.
Please be aware that tours may be canceled without prior notice.
Group Tours (11 or more)
Tours are not recommended for children under 7 years of age.
We welcome large group tours for students, youth groups, seniors, military, veterans and other organizations. Available spaces for large groups are based on the same online schedule/spaces available to individuals and small groups. Large group tours may be arranged by calling the Office of Public Affairs at the United States Mint, Denver, (303)405-4759. Group tours must be scheduled at least two weeks before the tour date requested. To schedule tours for the busy spring and summer months, we recommend calling at least 6-8 weeks in advance.
Free Education and Outreach Programs (Kindergarten-12th Grade)
The United States Mint in Denver offers a free speakers program at local schools for grades K-12. The programs can cover a wide range of topics, including the History of Money, History of the Denver Mint, the coin production process, coin collection programs, etc. These programs can also be tailored to meet your specific interest. Speakers are available Monday thru Friday 9am-2pm; other times may be arranged depending on the location. To arrange for a speaker or learn more about this or other Mint programs, call 303-405-4755.
Instructions for Visiting the Denver Mint
You must be at the tour entrance no later than 15 minutes before your tour time. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
The United States Mint is a secured facility. All visitors, including children, are subject to a security screening to include metal detection and X-ray examination of hand-carried items. All items, including persons are subject to search by the United States Mint Police. The United States Mint reserves the right to deny access to anyone at any time; in addition, members of the general public wishing to tour the facility may be subject to search by the United States Mint Police.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
?Handbags, purses, fanny packs, tote bags, backpacks, packages, etc.
?Food, drinks, tobacco products, lighters and matches. Weapons, including pocket knives and personal protective devices such as pepper spray.
The United States Mint at Denver does NOT provide storage for any items.
Photography inside the building is prohibited.
?You may bring a 'palm' sized wallet/change purse (about the size of a man's folded wallet) that can fit in your pocket to hold i.d., credit cards, money, etc.
?Cameras, camera cell phones, smartphones, I-Pods, I-Pads. However, their use is prohibited while inside the Mint facility. Any use of these items while inside the Mint will cause the user to be immediately escorted from the facility.
?Bags and/or packs of a reasonable size that are used to carry only medical items necessary for the safety and well-being of the visitor. All necessary medications must be identified, and will remain in the custody of an adult chaperone for the entire tour.
?Hand lotions or sanitizers of 3 ounces or less.
Service and/or Signal Dogs are allowed.
The United States Mint at Denver is wheelchair accessible.
Sign language interpreters are available by special arrangement. Please call (303) 405-4759 for more information.
Located directly adjacent to the visitor's entrance, the gift shop has United States Mint coin sets, commemorative coins, numismatic collectables, books, games, and United States Mint souvenirs. You are welcome to visit the gift shop after your tour.
Sales Information: (303) 572-9500
Parking and Directions
The United States Mint at Denver does not provide parking. Public lots and meters are available in the area.
The United States Mint at Denver is at 320 West Colfax Avenue. Going either north or south on I-25, take the Colfax Avenue exit and go east on West Colfax, away from the mountains, you should see the gold dome of the State Capitol to the east. The United States Mint is 1.5 miles east on the right hand side of the street between Delaware and Cherokee Streets. Due to ongoing construction in the area, allow extra time to find parking.