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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.

Hotels near National Postal Museum

304 hotels near National Postal Museum

1 Washington Court Hotel

4 stars
4.8 / 5 14 reviews

525 New Jersey Avenue NW Map

The Washington Court Hotel offers comfortable accommodations in the heart of Washington DC. Guests of the hotel are just a ten minute walk from the National Mall, the Washington Monument and the... More

2 Grand Hyatt Washington

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

1000 H STREET NW Map

Be it for business or leisure, travellers find stylish retreat at Grand Hyatt Washington set centrally in this vibrant United States capital. A visit to Washington DC is not complete without a stop... More

3 Monaco Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

700 F Street NW Map

Surrounded by the goings-on of the nation's capital outside and a vibrant setting inside, Monaco Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, caters to the savviest of travellers accustomed to world class... More

4 Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

3 stars
4.0 / 5 10 reviews

800 Florida Avenue N.E. Map

Offering convenient facilities and comforts, the Kellogg Conference Hotel At Gallaudet University is an ideal place for business travellers and holidaymakers. GeneralThe Kellogg Conference Hotel... More

5 The George, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

15 E Street NW Map

If you are planning for a business or a pleasure trip to Washington, The George, a Kimpton Hotel, with all its fabulous facilities, intends to make your vacation a memorable one for you. ... More

6 Liaison Capitol Hill DC

4 stars
4.6 / 5 10 reviews

415 New Jersey Avenue NW Map

The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel offers cosmopolitan business and leisure travellers sophisticated accommodations in the distinguished neighbourhood of Capitol Hill. The boutique property... More

7 Hyatt Regency Washington

4 stars
4.4 / 5 14 reviews

400 New Jersey Ave Northwest Map

Hyatt Regency Washington DC invites vacationers to inviting and modern accommodations in the capital of the United States of America. This upscale hotel in downtown Washington DC is within five... More

8 Hyatt Place DC US Capitol

4 stars
2.5 / 5

33 New York Ave NE Map

The 14-story hotel is located in the northern portion of the NoMa district of Washington DC, the fastest developing neighborhood in DC with a vibrant mixedused development that sits just north of,... More

9 Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

999 Ninth Street NW Map

Located in the heart of a pulsing and revitalized downtown, the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC is ideal for experiencing the energy and allure of America's Capital city. GeneralThe elegant and... More

10 Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

901 6th Street., NW Map

The Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center offers affordable accommodations just steps from DC's best locations. Business travellers will enjoy easy access to several corporations... More