National Postal Museum

Welcome!

Through the preservation and interpretation of our postal and philatelic collections, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum educates, challenges, and inspires its audiences on the breadth of American experiences.

Subscribe to our free e-newsletter, Postmark, highlighting the treasures of the museum.

Stay connected with the museum through our social media sites. Follow the National Postal Museum on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Admission is always free!

2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

The museum's main entrance is located on the corner of First Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE. Other entrances have variable hours.

street map of Postal museum

Today in Postal History

block of four National Postal Museum stamps
April 19, 1919

The Disappointment, Colorado, post office opens. Perhaps echoing its name, it is discontinued fourteen months later.

Highlights