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National Postal Museum

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2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4945
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good collection of stamps and postal memorabilia.. From Ben Franklin to the pony express to airmail and everything in b between this is a good representation of the post office.

Thank RetiredCharles
Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad you enjoyed your time here with us. Thank you for the positive review!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We have seen so much of DC already and wanted to see something different and were pleasantly surprised at how fascinating the postal museum was. It is not just about stamps but rather a journey through history.Very well laid out as as with all of...More

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Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the kind review! It's wonderful to hear that our museum took you on an unexpected historical journey during your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

my kids had a blast here. You would think it's boring before going but there is plenty of interactive displays for the kids to get engaged. i found the history of stamps presented in a fascinating manner. I would never have considered going here if...More

Thank Edwardd M
Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Edwardd - It's nice to hear you and your family discovered all of our fun activities! Thank you for the 5 star review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Post museum is well designed with focus to American history of Post. There are nice activities and videos. Everybody is entitled to take 6 stamps which was great surprise. Entrance is free of charge, you can take pictures and videos. There is also free wifi

Thank Jiri S
Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jiri - we really appreciate the great review! We hope you were able to find some nice stamps to take home to help start (or enhance) your collection.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the postal museum to tour around a family friend from out of town who was in DC for only a short amount of time. At first we went here to just kill the time before her train ride but as we entered here...More

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Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you had an enjoyable experience at our museum! Thank you for writing such a positive review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just in the corner of Metro Center station, this gem is hidden. The history of the post in the US, until its development to what it is today the the future dilemmas, in fun, interactive, interesting way. Recommended to all!

Thank orit m
Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love being right next door to the Union Station metro stop, as it's super convenient.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum is not well marked next to Union Station. Tour covered major exhibits. Interesting collection of historical artifacts and different presentation formats. Lots of hands on exhibits for Children. Will have to go through a security search to go through. Allow enough time to see...More

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Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! We strive to make our museum easy to locate, with signage on 1st Street NE and large banners on Massachusetts Avenue. However, we are always open to suggestions from visitors!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to see the temporary exhibit of the dueling guns used by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. While in town, we saw the musical, "Hamilton" at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, so this was extra special to see! Our teen girls...More

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Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your great photos! We're happy to see that you were able to have the full Hamilton experience here in Washington DC. We appreciate the 5 star review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum on the last day of our trip to DC and despite not expecting too much, we were pleasantly surprised. There were a good selection of exhibits covering every aspect of the history of the postal service in the US and you...More

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Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Liam - it's wonderful to hear that you were pleasantly surprised during your visit. Our museum specializes in showcasing American history through the lens of postal history. Thank you for such a positive review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum had the usual stuff you would expect in a postal museum but also displays about post offices in unusual places, the dog who traveled all over the country on the mail train, and the dueling pistols used by the Hamiltons (father and son).

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Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Hayley1607
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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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Response from Margaret M | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is!
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Response from msadler99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes free. They will accept cash donations inside
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