While in our Nation’s Capital , visit a museum that you didn’t even know existed .
But this is Washington DC , there’s a museum for just about everything .
Right across the street from Union Station , which is one of the biggest terminals in the country , is another museum that’s part of the S
mithsonian family .
It’s called the National Postal Museum .
Now I know what you’re thinking out loud .
I don’t want to see a museum about stamps .
I rarely go to the post office back home to buy stamps .
I don’t even collect stamps .
This museum is way more than that .
Yes , there are stamps from the United States , there’s even an exhibit where you can pick out your favorite stamps and send the copies to your email address .
You even get to see stamps that are used in foreign countries and in one special exhibit , there are stamps known as the 1851 Hawaiian Missionary Stamps , way before Hawaii became a state .
On the lower level of the museum , you learn just how the mail used to be delivered , by stagecoach from originally Boston to New York City and also by airplane .
In yet another exhibit , you get to see just how important getting letters from family was during World War Two .
Does this museum still seem boring to you ?
You and your children might enjoy looking at the the different mailboxes from around the world .
While the United States mailboxes seem to be just blue , they aren’t that way in other countries .
They seem to be every bright color imaginable .
You and your family just might find the different color mailboxes and the rest of the museum , well, interesting
Even if you never use stamps .