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National Postal Museum

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Address: 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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Went for my dad who can't travel and is an avid stamp collector. Thought we'd get him a souvenir and be done. I was wrong... Stayed. Played. Owney is now my new favorite... read more

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for my dad who can't travel and is an avid stamp collector. Thought we'd get him a souvenir and be done. I was wrong... Stayed. Played. Owney is now my new favorite animal story from history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As this museum was across the street from our hotel (Phoenix Park Hotel), we left this until the day we were leaving DC to visit. I thought we'd be done with it in an hour but we were actually in it for a couple of hours. There is so much to do and see in the museum. There are stamps... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We originally went to the National Postal Museum to see the letters from the Titanic and Hindenberg. To our dismay, it was ONE letter from the Titanic and ONE from the Hindenberg; somewhat disappointing. However, the PostSecret exhibit was both funny and sad. We spent over an hour in this exhibit. I thought my 13 year old son would rush... More 

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The city was teeming with student groups, but very few people came to the National Postal Museum. A shame because this is a very cool, interesting site! It's conveniently located right across the street from Union Station and a Metro stop. The exhibits were colorful, fun, and overall well-done. Looking at stamps through the years was a nice walk down... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The joke of our trip to DC was that "mom really wants to go to the postal museum....Ha Ha". My jaded pre-teen/teenagers were stunned into silence when they actually ENJOYED the visit. The entrance floor has to do with stamps and although I find them fascinating, they kids did not. Downstairs is where the action is. It shows the actual... More 

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Central, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was across the street from our hotel so we decided to check it out. It was so much fun! Great for kids. Lots of interactive activities for kids and adults. We got to email 5 stamps to ourselves. I loved the story about Olney, the postal dog. I had never heard it before! Nice book and stuffed animal available... More 

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wa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learning about the postal system was so interesting. Thought I knew a lot....I learn so much more. A quiet place to look at old stamps and hear funny stories. Don't miss the mail train

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Thank Tayalmp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After touring the state capital and library of congress my kids needed some fun. The National Postal Museum delivered in spades. We all had fun sorting mail, playing a zip code game, playing with stamps, climbing on the mail wagon, driving a big rig, and more. Bonus was lunch across the street at the food trucks.

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Ottawa, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The PostSecret exhibit drew us to this museum. Very interesting museum. Quiet too, when other Smithsonian locations are quite busy.

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Canton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite places to visit. Good for old and young. The postal service is part of your everyday life. Enjoyed seeing how it has changed over the years.

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