As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed to the public as of Monday, November 23. For more information, visit www.si.edu/museums.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except December 25. Admission is free.
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.
Museum visitors can usually find taxis either in front of the museum or in front of Union Station.
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.
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.
Street Parking is available near the Museum and all-day paid parking is available at Union Station, located next to the Museum.