Exploring the National Postal Museum

Over Labor Day weekend, I travelled to D.C. to visit family. Among a yoga class, a boat trip to Mount Vernon, and an elevator ride to the tope of the Washington Monument, I finally managed to enter to the hallowed walls of the National Postal Museum.

While there were no special events planned this past Saturday, it was still amazing to learn about the history of the U.S. postal system, how stamps are designed and made, mail fraud and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and to walk through the beautiful stamp gallery. Much of the museum is very interactive and hands-on, and there is a post office within the gift shop that has a special cancellation stamp from the museum.

There is not much more for me to say, as I feel some photos from my visit will give you a better idea of what to expect.

Favorites from the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery

 

Postboxes from around the world

Mail delivery methods

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