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.
HoursOpen every day (except December 25).
10:00 am to 5:30 pm
|None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers|
|Valentine's Day Card Workshop|
|Baseball: America’s Home Run|
Plan Your Visit
Washington, DC 20002