National Postal Museum

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The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately. The museum uses exhibitions, educational public programs and research to make this rich history available to scholars, philatelists, collectors and visitors from around the world.

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed to the public. For more information, visit www.si.edu/museums.

The health and safety of Smithsonian visitors, staff and volunteers is a top priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and maintain ongoing communication with local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a week-to-week basis on our websites. Follow the National Postal Museum on Instagram,  Facebook  and Twitter.

We invite the public to explore the National Postal Museum’s online resources.

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Open every day (except December 25)
10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Admission is always free!

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

street map of Postal museum

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