National Postal Museum

Experience the amazing history of the United States Postal System with your class. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum welcomes you into the world of the mail and stamp collecting, and lets you experience how letters travel, who delivers them, and how the postal system has touched the lives of so many people all over the world. Students will view prestigious postal issues and specialized collections, archival postal documents and three-dimensional objects that trace the evolution of the postal services. The National Postal Museum provides teachers and students with engaging and interdisciplinary activities. The materials and programs foster creative thinkers and provide opportunities for developing and practicing 21st century skills. The exhibits on display at the Museum cover a wide range of topics that may be applied to the classroom, especially for students of American history and language arts. Applicable topics include Colonial America, Westward expansion, American geography, Communications growth in America, and Growth of the transportation industry in America. The National Postal Museum offers internships that are based in the Collections, Curatorial, Education, Exhibits, and Library Departments.

Contact Info
Address: 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002. District Of Columbia County. Tel: 202-633-5555. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily 10AM - 5:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45-90 min. Cost: Free.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Language Arts.