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 Mar. 3Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon
Thru Mar. 3Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
Thru Jul. 14Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps
Feb. 21 – Apr. 27Dead Letter Office: Gallery Experience
May. 1 – 27Postmen of the Skies
Sat. Aug 3Film and Director Q&A with Pam Sporn and Matthew Birkhold: Detroit 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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