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National Postal Museum

1,115 Reviews

National Postal Museum

1,115 Reviews
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2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4945
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Union StationWashington DC Metro2 min
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Avoid the stress of renting a car and navigating on your own on this bus tour of Washington DC. A guide provides entertaining historical context, as you pass more than 50 of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the White House, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall. Unlike most city bus tours, a small group size ensures you have the guide's full attention for questions and comments.
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sayles033 wrote a review Mar 2020
Misawa, Japan147 contributions87 helpful votes
I visit this venue each time I visit DC. It is always an interesting visit. I lucked out as there was a tour conducted by a volunteer who offered numerous tidbits of information. It was a well spent afternoon.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum
Responded Mar 17, 2020
We're so glad that you make time to visit us when you're in town! Thanks for the continuing support.
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Duck1949 wrote a review Mar 2020
Eugene, Oregon154 contributions131 helpful votes
Right next to Union Station, this is a fun museum with modern, high-tech displays along with the standard type. The volume of stamps in one room is enormous, perhaps nearly every stamp ever printed by the country. One could spend hours in that room alone. If you are or were a stamp collector, it's a "must". If you weren't, there's still plenty of history and art in viewing the stamps and displays.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum
Responded Mar 17, 2020
We appreciate the 5 stars! We have over 6 million objects in our collection, many of which are stamps!
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Pia S wrote a review Mar 2020
katy141 contributions58 helpful votes
I really liked this museum, unfortunately the pioneer part of the museum was closed due to restoration but there were still a lot to see. I was very impressed to see a real Danish and Norwegian mail box in the museum. You could get post cards for free in there and then go to the mail room and send it. I even send post cards to Europe from there. If you are interested in stamps then they have a big selection of stamps
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Pia - Thank you for leaving such a positive review! We're glad to hear you took advantage of our free postcards.
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RoanokerFan wrote a review Feb 2020
Cave Spring, Virginia305 contributions44 helpful votes
My husband and I have wanted to go to this museum for several years and finally made it. We rode Amtrak from our hometown to Union Station and the Smithsonian National Post Office Museum was right next door. The museum is a great place to visit if you have a layover at the train station or if you are staying close by. The museum is kid friendly and a little less crowded than some of the other museums, so I think it is nice for families. I saw many parents there with their children. There are various types of hands-on displays and more. I was glad to finally see an "Inverted Jenny" stamp in person. I also enjoyed seeing Amelia Earhart's flight suit. I also liked the videos I saw. It was very interesting to see all of the stamps and more!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Thank you for sharing such great photos! We really appreciate the positive review!
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Jude G wrote a review Feb 2020
Gibsons, Canada346 contributions118 helpful votes
We all made Valentine's on the special event day.Lots of supplies to make very special cards. The Volunteers were amazing considering it was so well attended.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Jude - We always love hearing that visitors had a fun time at our annual Valentine's Day Card Workshop! Thank you for coming by and crafting with us!
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