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Date/Time

March 10, 2020 to March 13, 2020
08:30 AM until 05:30 PM

Location

Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Western Currency Facility View map
9000 Blue Mound Road,
Fort Worth, TX, 76131

Description

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth produces over half of the nation’s currency order. Come see where billions of dollars are produced as you take the self-guided tour on the elevated walkway above the production floor and learn about the history of United States paper currency.

Annual employee craftsmanship demonstrations are held three times per year: during the Fort Worth School District Spring Break, and the last full weeks of June and July. During these special event weeks, BEP employees share the history of the U.S. paper currency printing process through live demonstrations of their artistry and craftsmanship.

First floor activities:
-Witness Intaglio engraving artisanship at the engraver’s workbench.
-Currency design activity for ages 8–18, from 9–11am and 1–4pm
-See how currency was printed circa 1900 at the refurbished spider press

Second floor activities:
-Learn about plate making for offset printing presses.
-See damaged notes reconstructed piece-by-piece (only during March)
-Learn how Intaglio printing plates are “grown” in a nickel solution.

Open 8:30am–5:30pm; last tour at 4:30pm
Come back for the summertime demonstrations June 23–26 and July 21–24

Free admission.
817/231-4000, 866/865-1194
moneyfactory.gov