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Arts & Crafts: Employee Craftsmanship Demonstrations


Where:  Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Western Currency Facility
9000 Blue Mound Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76131
When:  Mar 13 - Mar 16
8:30am–5:30pm Mar 13–16. Last tour at 4:30pm.
Price:  Free.
Phone:  817/231-4000
Web:  moneyfactory.gov/fortworthtxtours.html
Map:  Click for map
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility produces over half of the nation’s paper currency. Come see billions of dollars as you take the free self-guided tour on the elevated walkway above the production floor and learn about the history of United States paper currency.

Watch a short film in the theater about currency production, and visit the the gift shop for souvenirs.

BEP hosts its employee craftsmanship demonstrations three times each year.

First floor activities:

-Witness Intaglio engraving artisanship at the engraver’s workbench.

-Create your own currency activity from 9–11am and 1–4pm; open to ages 8–18.

-See how currency was printed circa 1900 at the refurbished spider press.

Second floor activities:

-Learn about plate making for offset printing presses.

-(March only) See damaged notes reconstructed piece-by-piece.

-Learn how Intaglio printing plates are “grown” in a nickel solution.



This venue is wheelchair accessible.

This event or venue can accommodate children with special needs.

Wheelchairs and assistive devices for hearing and visually impaired visitors are available. ASL tours are available upon advance request.
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