Every Stamp Tells a Story

Supporting Areas

And There’s More…

Several other exciting areas complement the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery and further enrich visitors’ experience.

  • In the Historic Lobby, an Information Desk orients visitors and prepares them to get the most out of their visit.
  • The Byrne Education Loft above the stamp gallery provides students, educators, and families with diverse programming that incorporates the newest media.
  • Windows Into America, the spectacular wall of windows featuring stamp art, announce to people outside what wonders await them within the museum.
  • The Postmasters Suite presents rotating, high-caliber philatelic exhibitions on topics of special interest.
Historic Lobby and the museum's Information Desk, 2013.

Since 1993 this building has housed the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. Before that, it was the Washington City Post Office, built next to Union Station to speed the movement of...

The Byrne Education Loft.

In January of 2013 the National Postal Museum received a donation of $500,000 from the TurningPoint Foundation in Dallas, Texas to support a new education space that occupies the mezzanine level in the...

Museum exterior at night with backlit stamp images in windows

A glowing wall of windows featuring reproductions of 54 historic U.S. stamps provides an unforgettable backdrop to the 12,000-square feet of exhibits and continually reminds visitors that the history of stamps is intertwined with the history of America.

Wood paneled wallsand fireplace in the Postmasters Suite

The Postmasters Suite presents rotating, high-caliber philatelic exhibits on topics of special interest.