Know Before You Go

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Admission is always free!

Closed December 25

Policies and requirements are subject to change without notice.

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Tips and Guidelines

The Smithsonian is implementing COVID-19 safety measures based on guidance from the CDC and local governments. The latest guidelines are available at:

Keeping Us All Safe

The National Postal Museum has safety measures in place to protect the health of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and collections based on guidance from the CDC and local governments:

  • We’re providing hand-sanitizing stations for visitors throughout our facilities.
  • We’re evaluating our exhibits, interactives, and indoor spaces on a case-by-case basis. Some of these features may be closed or operate at limited capacity.