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National Postal Museum

Opened in 1993 by the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Postal Service, the National Postal Museum has collections and exhibits highlighting the history of mail delivery service in the United States. Located near Union Station in Washington DC, this unique museum features interactive computer demonstrations and permanent exhibits, which explore the different methods used to deliver mail throughout the country. Museum visitors also have access to a library with over 40,000 books and archives, detailing the history of the USPS. Additionally, the National Postal Museum has displays honouring the beloved postal dog, Owney.

  • Check out the many exhibits at this Washington, DC museum, like “Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic” which explores the roles that the legendary Hindenburg and Titanic ships played in the United States mail delivery system.
  • Make sure to check out Amelia Earhart’s Personal Collection at the National Postal Museum; this popular exhibit is home to the rare stamp and photograph collections of Amelia Earhart.
  • Complete your trip to this Washington, DC attraction by purchasing a souvenir from the museum’s gift shop.

The National Postal Museum is open every day of the year (except Christmas) from 10 am to 5:30 pm. The museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE in Washington, DC. Visitors flying into the area can use the Dulles International Airport or the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Incoming passengers will have several options for transportation from the airport, including taxis and rental cars. The nearest train and bus stop to the National Postal Museum is Washington Union Station, which services several local train and bus lines, as well as Amtrak trains.

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1 Grand Hyatt Washington

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3 Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

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4 Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

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5 Washington Court Hotel

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6 Hyatt Regency Washington

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7 Washington Apartelle

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8 Monaco Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

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10 The George, a Kimpton Hotel

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