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National Postal Museum

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Reviewed yesterday

I visit DC once a year and never have trouble finding something new to explore. I give a thumbs up and cheers to the postal museum. It will make anyone happy whether you are into stamps or not. it has interesting history, displays, actual train...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank val m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s the entrance level for the stamp nerds and downstairs for everyone else. If you have no interest in stamps, you can’t help but be interested in the displays on the development of the postal service in the way mail is sorted and delivered. Upstairs...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s the story of letters on America. This is great for kids. We started by getting six free stamps for a stamp collection and emailed a personalized stamp photo to ourselves. Then we saw the inverted Jenny Stamp, which is the most valuable stamp in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank spiritwheels
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the most interesting museum! I only went there because I had a couple of hours to kill and was staying across the street at the Phoenix Park Hotel, so it was close. I'm not into stamps, but this museum is so much more....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Justsaygo13
Reviewed 5 days ago

a fascinating look into the history of stamps. I was surprised at how extensive this museum is. You could spend hours and hours there. It is interesting even if you are not a stamp collector.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank NewOrleansfirstgal
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm not even into philately and I can aver that this is one of the most interesting museums I've ever visited. The exhibits are designed to pique your interest, the videos are short and information and hold your attention, and the mix of an interactive...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent presentation of the history of the US postal system, better than the London museum. Very interesting to see how mail can be delivered around a country so large. Didn't realise the Pony Express was so short lived!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden gem. Great for all ages. Interactive exhibits enhanced the experience. I was a reluctant visitor but was so glad I came. It covered a historical walk, technology advances, experiences of armed forces personnel, and crime investigations. The gift shop had good variety in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Naomi H
Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Naomi - We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time here with us! Thank you for the 5 star review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for everyone to learn the history of stamps and the delivery of our mail up to this date. Plus children have a check to get a bag if free stamps to start collecting for a stamp book.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lonniem189
Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not a stamp collector, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the history of the postal service and some of the obstacles that they had to overcome. Someone who actually collects, or has collected, stamps should make sure to visit this museum. It is directly across the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John M
Ryan T, Visitor Services Assistant at National Postal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

John - Thank you for the thorough review! It seems that you visited during one of our visitor surveys that we conduct a few times throughout the year. We appreciate your response!

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Response from Jan C | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I do know that they will be searched. Some of the museums have lockers but I can't remember needing or using one there.
October 30, 2017|
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DROP-IN TOURS Introductory tours of the Museum are offered to walk-in visitors at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (based on docent availability). These tours meet at the Museum’s information desk and last approximately 45 minutes... More
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