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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 3 days ago

It is a dying hobby but I have been collecting stamps since I was a school boy. Indeed, my souvenirs from travel to foreign countries are often stamps! So this museum (which has a fantastic display of stamps from all over, and often special exhibitions),...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 150rajibs
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum far exceeded my expectations. Lots of great history explained in concise and informative ways- interactive, digitally, and "with old fashioned pen and paper".

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dn0rw00d
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had extra time on our last day so we took the Metro to Union Station and this museum is right across the street. We visited in December and there were only about 6 people in the whole museum. There was an exhibit on stamps...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vickima
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Building that I walked by by chance. It's architecture maked it a terrific place to visit and display its collection.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EasternCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice museum with lots of interesting stamps that track US history. There was a live colonial band playing the afternoon we visited. The lower level has some bi-planes and life size depictions of ways mail was moved across the country. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bonnie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Genuinely thought this would be a bit of a nerd haven and very droll; was pleasantly surprised. Museum does talk quite a bit about stamps, and even though I’ve no interest in these things I found myself drawn to the beauty and intrigue of several,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
Reviewed 13 December 2018

This great free museum in D.C. is located across from Union Station and is therefore a little off the beaten tourist track. If you are interested in stamp collecting, the Pony Express, the dangerous early days of mail service by airplane, Alexander Hamilton, John Lennon’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 7 December 2018

If you are near Union Station, do stop by this excellent museum. They have many interesting exhibits on both mail delivery and postage stamps.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I wasn't so sure about this one, but it was REALLY cool! Lots of historical information about how the postal service got started, how it processes millions of piece of mail each day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 29 November 2018

its free and give you history on the stamps and postal history along with the different was of delivery.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ronald C
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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 msadler99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes free. They will accept cash donations inside