Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is located in the historic City Post Office Building, which was constructed in 1914 and served as the Washington, DC post office from 1914 through 1986.  
 
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately. The museum uses exhibits, educational public programs and research to make this rich history available to scholars, philatelists, collectors and visitors from around the world.

Hours
Open every day (except December 25).
10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Admission
FREE
Events
Thru Jul. 7John Lennon: The Green Album
Thru Jul. 14Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps
Sun. Jun 30LGBTQ+ Pride Flag postcard workshop
Thu. Jul 18Wine & Design: Just Make It! Postal Jewelry Challenge workshop
Wed. Jul 24That's One Small Stamp for a Man: The Philatelic Journey of Apollo 11
Sat. Jul 27NPM Tribute to Gregory Hines on National Dance Day
Sat. Aug 3Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route
Oct. 18 – 19Royal Philatelic Society London’s 150th Anniversary

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Smithsonian National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
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