Open Friday through Tuesday,
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Closed Wednesdays & Thursdays until further notice, & closed December 25. Policies and requirements are subject to change without notice.)
Admission is always free!
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
“I owe my life to my hobbies—especially stamp collecting.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
FDR’s stamp tools, including magnifier, perforation gauge, watermark detector, and box for albums on loan from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York.
Learn more About FDR’s Stamp Tools
Fifteen of the twenty uncut and ungummed press sheets of postage stamps purchased by PMG James A. Farley and autographed to give as political favors, which led to a scandal and the special printing known as “Farley’s Follies”.
Learn more About Fifteen of the twenty uncut and ungummed press sheets
Six original sketches by FDR for stamp designs, shown on a rotating basis due to the paper’s fragility.
Learn more About Six original sketches by FDR for stamp designs
Envelope postmarked “Honolulu, December 7, 1941” at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Learn more About Envelope postmarked “Honolulu, December 7, 1941”