Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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
Aug. 19 – 26Migration and Displacement Themed Story Time
Sat. Aug 24Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Music and Song at American Baseball Stadiums
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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