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  • Address: 2 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002, USA
  • Hours: Daily 10am to 5:30pm., except Christmas Day

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National Postal Museum Tours

Giddy up for the Pony Express at the National Postal Museum. This quirky, interesting museum takes visitors on a journey through the history of the mail transport system – from land, sea, air, and even space. It has replicas of early airmail planes that delivered mail, as well as details on the short-lived but often romanticized Pony Express. Some of the artifacts on display include a 1390 Silk Road letter and Amelia Earhart’s leather flight suit. An interactive stamp exhibit delves into aspects of stamp design and production, as well as stories behind some of the most famous, historical stamps. Visitors can create their own stamp designs and watch videos from stamp designers. Another, related exhibit shows off stamps from around the world.

The National Postal Museum occupies the old City Post Office Building that dates back to 1914. The Museum occupies 100,000 square feet, dedicated to its exhibits, a research library, a stamp store, and a museum gift shop. The building itself is a draw for architecture lovers, with a 90-foot-high atrium that inspires admiration. The building also houses the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Practical Info

The National Postal Museum is conveniently located opposite Union Station in the northeast quadrant of the city. It is easily accessible by the red line on the city’s metro system, at the Union Station stop. As a Smithsonian Museum, entry is free for all guests. The Museum is open every day except for December 25 from 10am to 5:30pm.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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Enjoy easy transportation across the city by double-decker bus on three sightseeing loops with this hop-on hop-off tour in Washington DC. With a 24-hour pass, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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From USD $49.00
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

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Explore the best of Washington DC at your own pace with this 2-day hop-on hop-off bus pass and admission to up to five city attractions. Admire famous ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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Hop-On Hop-Off Washington DC Bus Tour

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A hop-on hop-off bus tour is an ideal way to see Washington DC’s landmarks, memorials and monuments. View the most famous monuments and landmarks, rich with ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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