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American Philatelic Center

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A Gem of a Museum

Whether you are a stamp collector or not this is a must stop off of I80 in Bellefonte. You get a... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
Pat C
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Southport Nc
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Great place for events

I'm not really into stamps but I've been to charity auctions that they hosted and it's a really... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Electraglide2005
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Hudson, Florida
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100 Match Factory Pl, Bellefonte, PA 16823-1367
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Whether you are a stamp collector or not this is a must stop off of I80 in Bellefonte. You get a personal tour of the museum that hi lights the history of stamps and the US Postal System

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

I'm not really into stamps but I've been to charity auctions that they hosted and it's a really nice facility for that. Very historic and vintage looking. The architecture and layout are great. They have a nice large room for meetings and presentations.

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

The American Philatelic Center invited my troops to tour the center and then did fun activities with them. The tour was wonderful and engaging for young folks and adults. My troops love the post office from WV-it is on loan from the Smithsonian and dates...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you are into stamps this is the top destination in America. The Board of Directors of the American Philatelic Society had the foresight to see what a great place this could be when renovated to house their library and association headquarters. I had the...More

1  Thank budh17
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Headquarters of the American Philatelic Society. Has a research library, the post office that once resided in the Smithsonian (can even buy stamps!), antique post office equipment. Photo displays on walls. In the historic Match Factory.Staff will give you a tour. Very interesting place.

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed November 18, 2015

For years I remember thinking how beautiful the old brick Match Factory was and that someone should do something with it. Enter the American Philatelic Center. The building itself is impressive. I went there to use their space for a wedding and loved the event...More

3  Thank hollytrea
Reviewed July 27, 2015

The American Philatelic Center has a large, well-appointed, thoughtfully designed library, displays, and even a contract post office, which is a historical post office on loan (?) from the Smithsonian. I recently attended an event here, and there's a large and beautiful assembly hall and...More

3  Thank AthensNikita
Reviewed June 6, 2015

I took a tour of the Philatelic Center and was very impressed with the organization and the amount of research you could do here. The library section of the Stamps was out of this world. Beautiful restored facility, originally was the Match Factory. Much detail...More

3  Thank Tami3551117
Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Not being stamp collectors, we weren't sure what to expect from a visit here. Turned out to be an interesting place to spend an hour. Not a formal tour or display area, but we were left free to wander around to library/research area and the...More

3  Thank Rod G
Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is of interest to stamp collectors and to owners of stamp collections, but it'll keep the interest of history buffs as well. For openers there is a working post office - with full selection of recently issued commemorative stamps not available at the post...More

3  Thank Henn R
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