About the Museum

History of the Museum

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is located in the historic City Post Office Building, which was constructed in 1914 and served as the Washington, D.C., post office from 1914 through 1986.

Mission and Vision

The museum's Mission and Vision statements.

Smithsonian Affiliations

As part of its outreach efforts, the National Postal Museum participates in the Smithsonian Affiliations. The program's mission is to make Smithsonian collections and resources more accessible to the American public.