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US Mint (Philadelphia, PA)
151 North Independence Mall East,
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Latitude: 39.9534110 Longitude: -75.1474060
This tour is free
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.
TOUR HOURS and INFORMATION
Tour hours: Monday ? Friday: 9 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m.
Memorial Day through Labor Day: Monday ? Saturday: 9 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m.
All tours are free and self-guided; no reservations are necessary. The United States Mint is closed on most Federal Holidays. Visitors can see actual coin production. Exhibits and video stations provide information about the United States Mint and its history, coinage and current programs. The tour takes about 45 minutes. The visitors' entrance is on the corner of Fifth and Arch Streets on Independence Mall. Adults will be asked to provide government-issued photo identification for security purposes.
For up-to-date tour information, please call 215-408-0112, 24 hours a day.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Adults will be asked to provide government-issued photo identification for security purposes. If the Department of Homeland Security level is elevated to CODE ORANGE, the United States Mint at Philadelphia will be CLOSED to the public unless otherwise noted. 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.
Photography, smoking, eating and drinking are prohibited. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, weapons and large packages. All visitors are required to enter through a metal detector.
The United States Mint provides access for people with disabilities. Please indicate any special needs upon arrival or in advance by calling (215) 408-0110.
Located in the main lobby of the building, the gift shop has United States Mint Coin Sets, commemorative coins, numismatic collectibles, books, games, and United States Mint souvenirs.
The telephone number for the gift shop is 215-408-0230.
?All tours are self-guided; no reservations are necessary. Video/Audio stations throughout the tour.
?View the actual coining operations from 40 feet above the factory floor. Watch as large coils of copper and nickel are fed through large presses which punch out smooth discs called blanks. The coils, when unraveled, are 5 football fields long! Later, the blanks are poured into the coining presses and become shiny, new United States coins.
?See the first coining press, used to strike our nation's first coins in 1792. Coiners in colonial Philadelphia worked 11 hours each day, 6 days per week. Employees earned about a dollar a day.
?Coins were practically made by hand in colonial Philadelphia. In fact, it took coiners at the First United States Mint three years to produce our nation's first 1 million coins. Today, in Philadelphia, we can produce 1 million coins in 30 minutes!
?See the Key to the First Mint, and the Mint Deed signed by President Andrew Jackson. Note the chair and boot scraper from the First Mint and other exciting artifacts.
?Marvel at the seven glass mosaics created by Tiffany of New York to celebrate the opening of the Third Mint building in 1901. These five foot treasures highlight the coining processes in ancient Rome.
?Meet Peter the Mint Eagle, a real Bald Eagle who made the First United States Mint his home. Today's Mint artists still study Peter when working on new eagle designs.
?See the actual gold medal presented to General Anthony Wayne for his capture of Stony Point during the Revolutionary War.
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
The United States Mint does not provide parking.
The United States Mint is located at 151 Independence Mall East on 5th Street between Arch Street and Race Street.
From the South: Take I-95 North to Exit 22 for "Central Phila/I-676". Follow signs for Phila/Independence Hall/Callowhill Streets. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Stay straight on Callowhill Street and turn left onto 4th Street. Take 4th Street to Arch Street and turn right. Turn right at 5th Street.
From the North: Take I-95 South to Exit 22 for "Central Phila/I-676". Follow signs for Phila/Independence Hall/Callowhill Streets and make a right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. Stay straight on Callowhill Street and turn left onto 4th Street. Take 4th street to Arch Street and turn right. Turn right onto 5th Street.
From the West: Take I-76 (PA Turnpike) to Exit 326 for "Valley Forge". Follow signs for Philadelphia I-76 East. Remain on I-76 East for about 25 miles until you see signs for Exit 344 "Central Phila" and take 676 East to the 6th Street exit. Make a left onto Market Street and proceed one block to 5th Street and take a left.
From the East: Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 4. Take Rt. 73 North to Rt. 38 West to US 30 and continue on US 30 West over the Ben Franklin Bridge (Rt. 676), crossing into Philadelphia. Stay in the left lane and go straight through the light following the sign for "8th Street South/Chinatown". Take a left onto 8th Street, and proceed to Market Street. Take a left onto Market Street and go three blocks. Take a left onto 5th Street.
SEPTA (Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)?Subway, trolley, and bus service throughout the city and area. The Market-Frankford subway line stops one block from the United States Mint at 5th and Market Streets. Multiple bus routes run along Market Street as well. For more information, call (215) 580-7800 or visit www.septa.org.
PATCO (Port Authority Transit Corporation) Speedline?Travel into Center City Philadelphia. The closest PATCO stop is at 8th and Market Streets. For more information, call (856) 772-6900 or visit www.ridepatco.org.
AMTRAK?Service to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station at 30th and Market Streets. For more information call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.