Consider this a little Public Service Announcement for one of my favorite museums in Washington, DC:
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is a bit “off the beaten path” for tourists since it is not flanking the National Mall. But it is very easily accessible. It is housed in the historic City Post Office Building adjacent to Union Station, so if you’re traveling to DC by train it is a natural first or last stop for your trip. Or, metro over to the Union Station stop on the Red line. The building entrance is found by walking across 1st Street NE. You literally cannot miss it.
There is some information on plaques in the City Post Office Building, which no longer operates as the main DC Post Office, but you’ll want to head to the escalators that take you down to the museum level. [Read more…]