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Experience the amazing history of the United States Postal System with your whole family. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum welcomes you into the world of the mail and stamp collecting, and lets you experience how letters travel, who delivers them, and how the postal system has touched the lives of so many people all over the world.
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Calendar of Events
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Public Programs
Public programs at the National Postal Museum provoke thinking about postal history, philately, and related topics for diverse audiences.
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Tours and Itineraries
Docent-led tours are an excellent way to see the highlights of the National Postal Museum. The museum has regular free tours for visitors.
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Museum Highlights
The museum's galleries explore America's postal history and philately from colonial times to the present.
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Museum Shop
Find fun museum merchandise in both our on-site shop and our on-line store.
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Virtual Tour
360-degree panoramas lead you through the galleries of the museum.
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Virtual Self-Guides
Choose the virtual self-guide that fits your mood and take a digital journey through the National Postal Museum.
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Information Desk
The Information Desk orients visitors and prepares them to get the most out of their visit.
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Accessibility
Get information about wheelchair accessibility and scheduling sign language and oral interpreters for tours.
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Smithsonian
National Postal Museum
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Open Friday through Tuesday,
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Closed Wednesdays & Thursdays until further notice, & closed December 25. Policies and requirements are subject to change without notice.)
Admission is always free!
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
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