Editors' pick

National Postal Museum - Smithsonian Institution

Through 1/4/15

Pacific Exchange: China and U.S. Mail

An exhibition exploring the relationship between the United States and China through the study of stamps and mail from 1860 to 1980.
Through 12/12/15

Behind the Badge

An exhibition examining the United States Postal Inspection Service, its history and work.

Editorial Review

This museum is on the lower level of the historic City Post Office Building, which served as the District post office from 1914 to 1986. In addition to having one of the world's largest collections of stamps and philatelic materials, the museum has postal history material that predates stamps, vehicles used to transport mail, mailboxes, mailbags, postal uniforms and equipment.

-- The Guide 2007 (April 26, 2007)