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National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4945
+1 202-633-5555
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2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4945
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+1 202-633-5555
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"pony express"
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"union station"
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"stamp collection"
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"stage coach"
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"free postcards"
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"collect stamps"
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"across the street"
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"post office building"
in 9 reviews
"train car"
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"interactive exhibits"
in 38 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
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"hands on activities"
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"on display"
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"information desk"
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"gift shop"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an unexpected find. Did not even know it existed until my brother mentioned it. The museum is across the street from Union Station and I do not think it is ever crowded. It is full of interesting material involving the history and mission...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love the art of snail mail and so does my daughter! We spent an afternoon at this museum and had a wonderful time! The displays are extremely well done and informative. We followed the postal system through the ages and learned a lot. We...More

Thank LisaJaneRasmussen
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well curated, welcoming and uncrowded. And airconditioned and free...what more could one want?! Interesting even to non-philatelists

Thank Pippadina2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I read many positive reviews of this place, and I was not disappointed. The location is off the beaten path, away from the National Mall, so it was not crowded. Very quick and easy to get through security. All the staff were extremely friendly. There...More

1  Thank bustertheboa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group had a layover between trains at Union Station. We found that the postal museum was across the street from the station. The Postal Museum is part of the Smithsonian, and security is quite intense. It reminded me of what it is like at...More

Thank Thomas G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm into stamps and history and this museum was spot on; interesting to non-collectors; next door to Union station and a short walk away

Thank Rick_from_Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing lots of people think of here are stamps. Big deal right? Wrong!!! The stamps here are very old and impressive and u can look up stamps. Now for the shocking stuff. We were lucky. The firm J.P. Morgan & Chase had the...More

Thank apatriot73
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be stamp collector to really enjoy this museum. Yes, there is a large portion devoted to stamps, but also exhibits on mail fraud (more interesting than it sounds), the original Hamilton-Burr dueling pistols are on display, exhibit on WW One letters...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum worth visiting, but is it really necessary to pass through a metal detector to look at stamps? This museum is not along the National Mall, so it's a bit off the beaten path and hardly a target. Union Station next door is what...More

Thank rockwell121
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a fun way to experience history. Come here first then go to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Uses similar method to print.

Thank NinaCa
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Hayley1607
31 October 2017|
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Response from theresa c | Reviewed this property |
DROP-IN TOURS Introductory tours of the Museum are offered to walk-in visitors at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (based on docent availability). These tours meet at the Museum’s information desk and last approximately 45 minutes... More
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shady38
13 September 2017|
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Response from Margaret M | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is!
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Pharmmama
10 October 2016|
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Response from msadler99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes free. They will accept cash donations inside
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