National Postal Museum - Washington DC

Metro Closest Metro Stop:
Unioin Station Museum
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Museum Admission: Free

Museum Phone: (202) 633-5555

Museum Website:

Museum Address: 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002.

The National Postal Museum is located near Union Station on the Red line of the Metro System. Leave the station through the "Massachusetts Avenue" exit. As you get off the escalator, the National Postal Museum will be across the street. Use the map and directions below to find suggested routes to the museum.

Postal Museum

National Postal Museum

From Union Station
Approximately 0.1 mile, 3 min walk
Museum Head west toward First St NE.

Museum Tours and Itineraries

Docent-led tours are an excellent way to see the National Postal Museum. Guided tours can be scheduled in advance for groups of 10 or more visitors. Self-guided tours, student tours, and guided tours for walk-in visitors are also available.

Group Tours:
Groups of 10 or more visitors may schedule a Museum Highlights Tour. Call 202-633-5535 (voice) at least three weeks in advance to make reservations for your guided group tour. Highlights Tours may be scheduled at 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., any day of the week. These tours are approximately an hour long and are not recommended for school groups.

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 Museums information desk and last approximately half an hour. Call 202-633-5535 (voice) to confirm dates and times.

Self-Guided Tours:
Self-guided groups may visit the Museum any date or time. Brochures, including a map of the Museum galleries, and information about highlights of the Museum's exhibitions, are available in a kiosk at the bottom of the escalators at the entrance to the Museum.


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