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.
Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo Are Temporarily Closed
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C metropolitan area and New York City, including the National Zoo are temporarily closed to the public.
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 Smithsonian on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for immediate updates @smithsonian.
In the meantime, we invite the public to explore the Smithsonian’s online resources by visiting www.si.edu and museum websites for more information on virtual exhibitions, online collections and educational resources.
The National Postal Museum welcomes comments, suggestions or questions during these difficult times. Please email us or reach out to us via Facebook or Twitter.