Self-directed activities available during public hours, admission fee.
- Current exhibitions featuring philatelic rarities, the United States collection, the international collection, and significant collectors and personal collections
- Library reference for personal interests and current exhibitions
- Activity Center, including geography and art projects, stamp identification exercise, U.S. and international Two Cents Boxes, current stamp catalogs and periodicals
- Packets of free stamps from a 19th-century post office box for those 16 and under
- Stamp Hunts with prizes
- Museum Store & Post Office with stamp collecting supplies, literature, collectible stamps, U.S. postage, and related merchandise.
"This last summer while visiting historic Boston on a summer vacation I stumbled upon a real gem! This gem is the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History. We found the museum on our way back to New York State just off the Weston exit of the Massachusetts Turnpike. . . . We were met at the door by a museum staff member who collected the necessary admission fee of $5 per adult and then oriented us to the layout of the place. There is a philatelic research library, a post office (open Sundays!), a large exhibition area, and downstairs a large group activity room with plenty of stamps on paper to sort through. . . .We were traveling with my teenage son and daughter. Upon seeing these younger family members, the museum staff immediately engaged them in some great youth oriented activities involving finding different items mentioned in the exhibits. It was rumored, also, that there were prizes for the most correct answers. Well, a healthy and robust brother/sister competition was thus launched. From my perspective, this was wonderful because it gave me time to paruse the exhibits unhurried. . . .My mind was whizzing and my attention glued to the massive collection of what had to be one of a kind items before me. This was truly a stamp collector's heaven! . . . Before leaving I had to visit the post office! While the library is for serious research and the main display area is for being awe struck, the post office is really the meeting place. A place where collectors and friends gather, exchange vegetables, joke, and plan future vacations. In the post office are the traditional US Post Office sponsored philatelic wares, but it also serves as a museum store. There are mini-stamp collections for sale, used philatelic books and even the latest Scott Catalogues. It is really hard for a stamp collector to leave here without something! . . .All in all, we had an absolutely wonderful Sunday visit to the Spellman Museum and would highly recommend it to others traveling in the area."