National Postal Museum

Welcome

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.

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

Today in Postal History

a postage meter mark
January 28, 1914

A number of Chicago businesses begin testing the postage meter device created by Arthur Pitney.

Today's Events

Jan 28 2020 - 11:00am - 11:45am

Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum.

Jan 28 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum.

Jan 28 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come create your own topical stamp collection!