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National Postal Museum


National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, 20002, DC

One of the newer museums in the Smithsonian collection, the National Postal Museum occupies the space that was the City Post Office Building from 1914 to 1986. The 100,000-square-foot building houses a 35,000-square-foot exhibition space, a 6,000-square-foot research library, a museum shop and a stamp store, perfect for collectors. Inside, the museum houses collections of stamps that have been collected since 1886, with nearly 6 million items in the collection. The museum is open daily (except Christmas) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and offers free admission.

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Recent Traveler Reviews

This is unexpected, and worth it!

by eventsbythirteen

So, this museum sits over by Union Station, away from the others, but, is worth a visit! The museum details the history of tangible communication in our country and world! Displays are great, and...
Great place to learn history of USA

by kls42

Great to visit with kids of all ages. Great for stamp collectors of all ages. Very good place to learn an interesting part of American history.