=The National Postal Museum, a Smithsonian Institution museum, is located in the old Post Office building next to Union Station in Washington DC and it is fully wheelchair accessible.
There is a cement wheelchair accessible ramp leading to the main entry door. Once you enter, there is a security check point you will need to go through.
After getting through the security checkpoint, you then enter a huge hall that is very beautiful and wide and easy to wheel your chair along. An information desk is located on the right; the employees are very friendly and helpful.
The guide then directed my friends and me to an elevator that took us down to the level of the museum where the exhibits are located. Once entering this level we were pleasantly greeted by Abraham Lincoln!
The museum is open seven days per week from 10am to 5:30pm. Admission is Free! Scheduled tours are available. The restrooms in the museum are spacious and fully wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant.
I really enjoyed visiting this Museum and I learned a lot about the history of our Nations Postal Service. It was great seeing the exhibits of old postal transportation technology; rare stamps; and old war letters found. A Library is located in the museum as well.
My favorite part was to hear about the story of Owney, a stray dog that postal workers found in Albany, NY in the1800s and took very good care of him. Owney loved to ride with the bags on postal trains across the country and Owney became the Mascot of the railroad system. My friends and I all chuckled for today, stray dogs are not always friendly to postal carriers:>)
I give the National Postal Museum in Washington DC FIVE STARS for wheelchair accessibility.