Self-Guided Experience

Free, No Reservation Needed, All Ages Welcome

You don’t have to make a reservation to take your students to the National Postal Museum for self-guided exploration. Drop-in groups of all ages are always welcome to explore the museum on your own.

Our self-guiding materials are created to enhance your experience at the Museum and are available at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. If you don’t see what you are looking for, our friendly volunteers are there to assist you. You can also view and download our self-guided materials below.

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.

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

In addition, you might find our Classroom Resources or Curriculum Guides pages helpful in preparing for a trip to the museum.

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.