Country Store Post Office

January 1, 1980 – July 21, 2006

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, East Wing, near Constitution Ave. Entrance Floor Plan

This country store was located in Headsville, West Virginia, from the 1860s to 1971, serving as a post office about half those years. Brought to the museum lock, stock, and barrel (staples and sundries of a bygone era still line the shelves), it again functions as an official post office. Stamps, including special issues, may be purchased here, and mail that is deposited receives a unique, hand-stamped "Smithsonian Station" postmark.