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
Mon. Apr 22Stamps on Film: Selena
Apr. 22 – 29Women themed Story Time
Wed. Apr 24After Hours: Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society
Apr. 25 & 27Dead Letter Office: Gallery Experience
May. 1 – 27Postmen of the Skies
Thu. May 30Whitman 200: I Have Thought of You: An Epistolary Poetry Writing Workshop
Thu. May 30Whitman 200: Dearest Queerest Body Electric
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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