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Washington, DC Tours - Peak Tour and Visitor Center Hours of Operation

Beginning September 2018 through spring 2019, the Washington, DC Tour entrance on 14th Street will undergo a structural renovation. Tours will continue to run and will be limited to 30 people per group, every 30-minutes.  If you plan to visit during this time, please note the tour entrance will temporarily relocate to 15th Street with an accessible entrance available by request at the ticket booth. For more information regarding the accessible entrance prior to your visit, please call (202) 874-2330 or contact the

Admission is free. Tickets are required for the Currency Production Tour March 5 - August 31, 2018

The ticket booth, located at Raoul Wallenburg Place (formerly 15th Street, SW), opens at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and closes when all tickets have been distributed for the day.

The BEP distributes a limited number of timed tour tickets at the ticket booth on a first-come, first-served basis.  Demand is high for tickets and go quickly when released, particularly during the Cherry Blossom Festival and days surrounding federal holidays.

The tour entrance is located on 14th Street, SW, near C Street.  Visitors must line up according to their ticket time at the entrance on 14th Street and wait directions from tour guides to enter the building.

All visitors are required to go through security screening.

Hours of Operation - March 26 through August 31


9:00 a.m.  -6:00 p.m.                      

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Advanced Reservations for Large Groups Only)

Tour runs every 15 minutes


Visitor Center & Gift Shop                         

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (the entrance closes at 6:00 p.m.)

The visitor center & gift shop entrance is located at 14th Street, SW, near C Street.  Tickets are not required to enter the visitor center & gift shop.


The BEP is open to the public weekdays, Monday through Friday, and  closed on weekends and Federal holidays. We’ll be closed the following dates through August 2018:

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence 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).  OPM determines the federal agency operating status for the Washington, DC area.

For up-to-date opening and closing information, please telephone the Washington, DC Tour and Visitor Center locally at (202) 874-2330 or toll-free at (866) 874-2330 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.