Philadelphia, PA 30 Jul
In 1792, Philadelphia, as the capital of the U.S. at the time, was chosen to house the first United States Mint after The Coinage Act was passed. Three buildings housed the mint before it settled in the current location. The present Philadelphia Mint opened its doors in 1969. It was the world’s largest mint when it was built.
More than 2,800 employees work at six United States Mint facilities. One facility is a depository, one is Headquarters, and four produce coin products. The Philadelphia Mint can produce up to one million coins in 30 minutes. The mint also produces medals and awards for the military, government, and civil services
Tours are presented where all stages of current coin manufacturing are explained, along with history and displays of past equipment. The tour takes place via an enclosed catwalk above the minting facility itself. Assorted video stations are located along the tour route where visitors can watch videos about various stages of the minting process. Touring the United States Mint is a fascinating experience for all ages and one to remember for a lifetime. No pictures or videos are allowed to be taken during the tour.
Posted: August 3, 2017
151 N Independence Mall E,
Philadelphia, PA 19106
General Tour Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Federal Holidays
Summer Tour Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day):
Monday through Saturday-9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Monsey: 2 hours, 10 minutes
No pictures or videos are allowed inside the facility.