Santa Claus Post Office

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45 North Kringle Place Santa Claus, IN 47579

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(812) 937-4469

The Santa Claus Post Office is the only post office in the world with the Santa Claus name! Stop by to receive the famous Santa Claus postmark during the Christmas season and see where thousands of letters are mailed to Santa each year.

The first Santa Claus Post Office opened its doors in 1856. The town’s name did not peak interest however, until 1914 when Santa Claus’ 14th postmaster, James Martin, took it upon himself to answer the children’s letters.

Soon after, people flocked to the Santa Claus Post Office to get the special postmark; so much that in the early 1930s the US Postal Department suggested changing the name of the town to avoid the Christmas season frenzy. Fortunately, for everyone, that did not happen!

James Martin continued answering letters and eventually enlisted Jim Yellig to aid in helping him write back to children across the world. Today, the non-profit organization, Santa’s Elves Inc, and the Santa Claus Museum, organize volunteers to answer all the children’s letters that flood this tiny post office during the holidays. 22,000 letters were answered in 2015.

For information on the 2017 Santa Claus Postmark, click here.

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 71 reviews

Great Photo Op

4 Reviewed 07-04-18

Driving east on 64 when we saw the exit for Santa Claus, Indiana and had to investigate. Great Photo Op with the Santa statue out front. Next door was a Christmas shop full of ornaments. Quick fun... Read More

So Cute!!!

5 Reviewed 04-22-18

Kodak Moment!!!!What a surprise in this quaint town!!! So many Santas!!!! Great themed town... please drive around and explore the town... so much to see. Kids would love to see all the Christmas... Read More

A Post Office but more

4 Reviewed 02-06-18

Keep in mind this is a real Post Office. For a small town they ahndle a lot of mail. When we stopped it, I mailed a letter home just so I could have a letter postmarked from Santa Claus. Read More

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