Self Guided Experience

Free, No Reservation Needed, All Ages Welcome

You don't have to make a reservation to bring your students to the Postal Museum for self-guide exploration. Drop-in groups of all ages are always welcome.

Groups of 10 or more are strongly encouraged to use the North Capitol Street Entrance via US Post Office.

Use our self-guide materials to enhance your experience at the Museum! These materials are available at the Welcome Desk. If you don't see what you are looking for, ask our friendly volunteers at the Desk for assistance. You can also view and download them by clicking the name of each material.

Postal Museum Floor Plan

Get to know the layout of the museum’s galleries before your visit.

10 Fun Things To Do With Kids

Need a recommendation of activities? Use this guide, especially designed for young learners to fully enjoy the Postal Museum.

Scavenger Hunt

Can your student complete all 9 missions, by checking out some of our most popular highlights and rarities at the Postal Museum? Use the museum map to navigate you through the galleries and exhibits.

Young visitors looking at postal trucks exhibit
Young visitors looking at postal trucks exhibit

Tactile Exhibit Guide for Visitors (PDF) »

This guide is for visitors of all ages, and especially for those who learn best through hands-on experience. The guide includes a suggested listing of artifacts and galleries that have interactive and touchable exhibits.

Postcards – The “Write” Stuff Activity (PDF) »

Teachers and student group leaders! This fun pre-visit activity can help excite your students about their visit to the Museum.

Don’t have time to actually do the activity? Then just share the historic information about postcards. We have a postcard writing station (we have postcards you and your students can use! Free of charge.) behind our Welcome Desk, as well as the Stamp Store in the Museum – you can finish the activity here at the Postal Museum.

In addition, you might find the Curriculum page helpful in preparing for a trip to the museum. Some of them are interactive web pages, some are PDF files that you can download. Explore each curriculum and find the right fit for you.