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Location and Directions


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The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except December 25. Admission is free.

Where we are

Street Address
National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002

Mailing Address
National Postal Museum
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 570
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

Tel: (202) 633-5555


Public transportation

Metro

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Take Metro's Red Line to Union Station. As you exit the station, the National Postal Museum will be across the street. For a detailed Metrorail street map, please visit the Metro website.

DC Circulator Bus

DC Circulator map
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For inexpensive and convenient bus service through downtown Washington, DC with stops adjacent to the National Postal Museum and Union Station, try the DC Circulator Bus. For a detailed route map and current schedule information, visit: www.dccirculator.com.

The DC Circulator Bus National Mall Route conveniently connects the National Postal Museum and Union Station to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. It costs just $1 to board the Circulator. Riders who pay using a SmarTrip® card will be able to re-board the Circulator for free within two hours from the time they first board the bus. The National Mall route does not operate on July 4. The National Mall Route Union Station stop (Stop #1) is located at the intersection of E Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NE.
http://nationalmall.dccirculator.com

DC Circulator map
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Taxis

Taxi

Museum visitors can usually find taxis either in front of the museum or in front of Union Station.

Airport Ground Transportation

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Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)


driving

From Maryland Arriving from the East
Follow New York Avenue (west) into the city.
Turn left on First Street, N.E.
Drive about 12 blocks to the National Postal Museum.
The Museum will be on your right at the corner of Massachusetts
Avenue and North Capitol Street.

From Maryland Arriving from the West or North
Take the Capitol Beltway
Exit on New Hampshire Avenue (south)
Follow New Hampshire Avenue, which will turn into North Capitol Street when you enter the District of Columbia.
Keep driving south on North Capitol to Massachusetts Avenue. The Museum will be on your left at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol.

From Virginia
Follow I-395 north
Take the Massachusetts Avenue exit
Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue (going east)
The National Postal Museum will be on your left at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street.


Parking

Street Parking is available near the Museum and all-day paid parking is available at Union Station, located next to the Museum.