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. 14Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps
Mar. 25 – Apr. 29Women themed Story Time
Thu. Mar 28Women in Music Performance with BOOMscat
Mar. 28 – Apr. 27Dead Letter Office: Gallery Experience
Thu. Apr 4Postal Cabaret: Sing For Your Stamps
Mon. Apr 8Stamps on Film: Imagine: John Lennon Documentary
Thu. Apr 11Jazz After Hours Featuring Mystical Waters
Mon. Apr 15Stamps on Film: Jimi Hendrix Movie
Mon. Apr 22Stamps on Film: Selena
Wed. Apr 24History After Hours: Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society
May. 1 – 27Postmen of the Skies
Sat. Aug 3Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route

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Smithsonian National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
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