Every year, we celebrate the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad (May 10, 1869) at the National Postal Museum. Finally there were train tracks connecting East and West, allowing the Post Office to quickly move mail by trains across the entire country.
On Train Day, come and experience the Railway Post Office by checking out the inside of the train car, learn how train conductors use whistle signals to communicate, and get to know some jargon used by Postal Clerks who worked on the Railway Post Offices. Enjoy a special Story Time and “meet” Owney the Dog, mascot of the Railway Post Office! We will also have model trains running through our Museum Atrium. Free admission; all ages welcome.
Train Day Celebration!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
Free; no registration required
For more information visit https://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html
For more about this museum visit our National Postal Museum page.
Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution