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Experience the amazing history of the United States Postal System with your whole family. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum welcomes you into the world of the mail and stamp collecting, and lets you experience how letters travel, who delivers them, and how the postal system has touched the lives of so many people all over the world.

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Visiting Highlights

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Museum Highlights

The Museum's galleries explore America's postal history and philately from colonial times to the present.

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Virtual Tours

360 degree panoramas lead you through the galleries of the museum.

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Museum Store

See and purchase fun museum merchandise from our on-site store.

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School Field Trips

Bring your class, or entire school on a field trip to the National Postal Museum!

Information Desk

The Information Desk orients visitors and prepares them to get the most out of their visit.


Frequently asked questions.

What Our Visitors Are Saying

Excerpts from online reviews.


Get information about wheelchair accessibility and scheduling sign language and oral interpreters for tours.


The latest available alert information including opening and closing information for Smithsonian museums.