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Support the National Postal Museum

32c Giving and Sharing stamp

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum is filled with treasures that teach and inspire millions of visitors 364 days a year, free of charge. While Federal support is essential to the basic operations of the Museum, only private funds can provide the dependable, creative, and flexible support needed for the Museum to thrive.

Your support enables us to build compelling exhibitions, create engaging educational and public programs, achieve the highest standards in conservation, conduct research activities, and maintain a tradition of excellence.

Help today with a tax-deductible gift to the National Postal Museum.


Other Ways to Give

Call us at 202.633.7900 to make a contribution via credit card. Monday – Friday, 9AM-5PM, Eastern Time.

Make your check payable to the National Postal Museum and send to:

Smithsonian Institution
NPM, SI-3000
PO Box 418320
Boston, MA 02241-8320

*This is a remote deposit location that processes donations for the National Postal Museum.

By Federal Express
National Postal Museum
Attn: External Affairs Department
2 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Room 153
Washington, DC 20212-0022

For More Information
To learn more about supporting the National Postal Museum, please contact the External Affairs Department at 202.633.7900 or


2019 Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Awards

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum, the nation’s premier institution celebrating stamps and postal history, honors outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of philately with the Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Awards. The museum’s Council of Philatelists has selected three distinguished individuals to receive this year’s award. Join us on October 19, 2019, in honoring and celebrating the 2019 SPAA Awardees at the Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Awards Gala in Washington, DC. All proceeds support the National Postal Museum’s programs that educate, inspire and spark joy in people’s lives, through the extraordinary lens of stamps and postal history. Additional information.