About the Museum

Find information about the museum including the museum's history and Smithsonian Affiliations.

About Us

Find information about the people involved with the museum including volunteers, interns, councils members, staff, and job opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Find answers to questions that are frequently asked about the National Postal Museum and about the history of postal service and philately.

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Your support enables us to maintain this tradition of excellence, open new exhibits, create exciting educational programming and offer cutting edge visitors experience. Please consider making a donation today!

Host an Event

For your next special event, dinner, or business meeting, let the National Postal Museum prove an unforgettable setting.

National Postal Museum Gala

The most recent National Postal Museum gala was held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Museum in Washington, DC. Recipients of the 2023 Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Awards were honored at the black-tie event.

Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Awards

The Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award honors Americans and individuals from around the world for outstanding lifetime accomplishments in the field of philately.