The National Postal Museum

4.6166 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • Address: 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States, Washington D. C.
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2026335555
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Specialty Museums
Tickets From $44.41

National Postal Museum is located opposite to the Union Station of the city. The museum was designed by the famous Graham and Burnham architectural firm. Visit the museum and get to see some of the best collectibles dedicated to the postal service in the city. The museum gives you a fun filled learning experience. If you are with kids then do visit the museum as it is a good learning opportunity for them. 

How to Reach The National Postal Museum

  • Take a train from Union Station
  • Take a tram from H Street Union Station - Street Car Stop
  • Take a bus from North Capitol and Mass Ave NE
  • Take a taxi or rental to the destination

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  • The National Postal Museum Address: 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States, Washington D. C.
  • The National Postal Museum Contact Number: +1-2026335555
  • The National Postal Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Time required to visit The National Postal Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 1.43% of people who visit Washington D. C. include The National Postal Museum in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their The National Postal Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The National Postal Museum

Wednesday and Friday

66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The National Postal Museum

People normally club together National Museum Of The American Indian and Washington Monument while planning their visit to The National Postal Museum.

People also prefer to end their day with The National Postal Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The National Postal Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • This was amazing! Fun and informative. Great for kids! The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. The had a scavenger hunt for the kids and all the staff kept asking how the kids were doing and helped give them clues. It was not busy and I think it is not one of the more popular places in DC but I really recommend it for families with school age kids!!!

  • This was a great museum. The family really enjoyed it. It is very well organized and strategically laid out. We were able to seen one of the original stamps from 1840's and many other rare stamps from around the world. They even had a free stamp collection where you could select 6 stamps to start your collection. This was an interesting process and kept the group busy. They had a section on the history of how the mail delivery has improved over the years. Adding zip codes, sorting and automated processing. There were a number of hands on activities to do. There were many other areas as well - vehicles for mail delivery, history of the mail delivery as the United States expanded in the 1800's. One of the neat history facts was of the lone mascot that traveled the country. The USPS employees made him their own. You need to see it to get all of the details. You will be able to spend a number of hours in this museum. Enjoy!

  • Well done display. Must stop by if you're close by. They have the history of our postal service, and an antique mail train car children love entering into. Best of all? They have made most everything wheel chair and stroller accessible. Also cool? It still serves as an actual post office.

  • Great Museum just across the street from Union Station. It's free to the public and overseen by the Smithsonian. Lots of exhibits and especially hands on exhibits for you and your family to enjoy. I thought I'd be in and out in 30 minutes, but ended up needing about 3 hours to see everything..Great giftshop downstairs with a working post office for your mailing needs. Enjoy! 😊😊😊

  • This is an underrated gem. Kids will love the interactive exhibits and it is a very manageable size for younger families. Adults will appreciate history and social commentary provided by stamps. Don't miss it!

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