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National Postal Museum

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Address: 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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You can do a self-guided tour to this museum. Lots of interesting facts to read and interacting opportunities. You can pick out your own personal stamps to take home (6)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can do a self-guided tour to this museum. Lots of interesting facts to read and interacting opportunities. You can pick out your own personal stamps to take home (6)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cute museum right by Union Station. It's free to go into and worth checking out if you are in the area.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting my kids to be terribly bored here but even my 5 year old had fun. There are a lot of hands-on activities that make it interesting. The history is impressive as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The postal museum is such an interesting place to visit. The displays change from year to year so do revisit.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Post Office used to be of major importance and one of the most important government agencies. Learn all about it as this museum starting with pre-revolutionary times through the present. The museum may feel a bit musty, but it offers free tours and an interesting gift shop.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is chocked full of a variety of exhibits, and done disappoint.Learn about the history of the postal service, see some rare stamps and cancellation marks and participate in a kids' scavenger hunt. We spent a couple of hours here, but could have easily spent more time. This museum is well-laid out and will keep visitors of all ages... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although not on the mall this museum is right next to Union Station, easy access from anywhere around town. The building is grand, the exhibits are fabulous and extensive. You will have a hard time not pulling out every slider in the salon! And even in a postal museum I found a dog to admire... don't miss the story of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the National Postal Museum and found it incredibly interesting and providing a new appreciation of the importance the post office played in our country's success and history. The museum is well laid out, interesting and loaded with fascinating exhibitions. It's a great way to learn about what a significant roll the postal system played in... More 

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South Easton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Right near Union Station, it is absolutely worth stopping here. Several really intriguing sections of the Postal Service are covered including a postal crime section. They have a place where you can see every stamp ever made and send (in segments of ten) copies of the stamps you like to your email.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We just happened to see the door to this museum walking out of Union Station. It is in a old grand Post Office building and has tons of interesting things to see especially if you are interested in stamps. There is much more, however including the Pony Express and the amazing Post Secret project displayed near the end of the... More 

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