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

block of four National Postal Museum stamps
February 25, 1904

John King robs the post office at Latta, South Carolina. King was sentenced to five years hard labor.

Feb 25 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come create your own topical stamp collection!

Highlights