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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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"pony express"
in 69 reviews
"union station"
in 252 reviews
"stamp collection"
in 45 reviews
"stage coach"
in 18 reviews
"collect stamps"
in 11 reviews
"free postcards"
in 10 reviews
"across the street"
in 59 reviews
"post office building"
in 9 reviews
"train car"
in 15 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 36 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
in 12 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 17 reviews
"on display"
in 32 reviews
"information desk"
in 11 reviews
"all ages"
in 29 reviews
"gift shop"
in 29 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 25 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were waling past the museum - there wasn't a line, and we went inside. It was interestingl We really only did a cursory run through, but I did discover little know facts about the USPS that were quite interesting.

Thank limaggieliz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the National Postal Museum with some friends and was actually surprised! There is a table where you can design your own postcard which was a great idea for a souvenir. There were also great displays and many interactive stations.

Thank Nrsmel07
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is my most loved museum in Washington, where the past meets the present. Everybody each day is curios - what will I find in the mailbox - a love letter, a postcard from other side of the world? The post offices are the most...More

Thank astere2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a neat museum and we really enjoyed it - right down to the stuffed dog that used to ride the mail trains!

Thank ddallas1969
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Postal Museum is more than just stamps. The museum is across from Union Station (red line). The museum also includes stamps from around the world. Many interesting artifacts including a letter to John Hancock, a letter carried on the Pony Express, a letter...More

Thank RustonTraveller
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited the Postal Museum for a pretty simple reason - I was picking up a friend at Union Station next door, his train was delayed, and I needed something to do. The Postal Museum may not be on your shortlist of things to...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is much more than a postal museum. It was near our hotel so we visited at random and glad we did. Very educational. Visit during lunch or early dinner as there is a neat Irish Pub across the street that had good food...More

Thank Jim437106
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered in while waiting for a train (it's right next to Union station). There was a huge exhibit on stamps (of course). There was an exhibit on the pony express. Also several other exhibits that were fairly interesting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and worth a trip. We were lucky enough to happen upon a guided tour and found it fascinating

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a fun, inactive place: great for kids but loved by adults too. Great history of the mail with pony, railroad, air, and vehicle. One of my favorite museums and so well done. Also loved the stamp collections. Definitely fit this in your...More

Thank Bleucrayon
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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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