National Postal Museum

History Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave NE (North Capitol St NE)
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 633-5285
Monday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:30pm

Tips

  • It's safe to say we never realized how important the Postal Service was until we learned of its extensive history here. Great exhibits and tons of knowledge.
  • Oddly enough, a disappointing selection of postcards at the giftshop...
  • This place is a lot cooler than you would think. Give it a shot and show some love to the U.S. Postal Service system!
  • This museum is a gem. Free admission, great exhibits that detail how much the postal service is tied in to American history.
  • Don't forget to check out Owney!
  • had a great time sorting mail and learning about Owney
  • surprisingly interesting and informative
  • Surprisingly great place for kids. Planes trains and automobiles -and stagecoaches.
  • Make sure to check out Owney!
  • A not-so-hidden gem. Loved it!
  • Over looked a lot, but great for tourists!
  • See the stamp and mailbox collections.
  • The stuffed dog is seriously creepy.
  • This was a really neat museum. Would have liked to spend more time there. Ask about the mail dog.
  • Make sure to mail yourself a postcard from the post office located in the gift shop. What a great place
  • Great field trip location for classes. They organize trips for pre-k and k (and now 1st and 2nd). Book your trips for the year early on because they are filled fast!
  • Great museum with lots of 'hands on' for the kids.
  • Really Awesome! Great for kids. Lots of interactive things and a few videos. One of DC's best kept secrects.
  • Right next to Union station.
  • Make sure to take time to read the letters and watch the video in the "Letters From Home" military section.

Nearby places

655 Jefferson Drive SW
4 F St NW (at Massachusetts Ave NW)