Santa Claus Post Office

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 47 reviews)
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.

2015 postmark high-resolution image downloads:

 

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4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 47 reviews

Cute as a button!

4 Reviewed 04-30-16

Where else can you go and have Santa outside the post office- all year long! Super cute! How can you not love it! Read More


Great Photo Op

5 Reviewed 04-25-16

Santa Claus Post Office provides a special stamp designed by local students for you to use during the Christmas Season to post your cards. The staff there is very professional and helpful, and just... Read More


Attraction to drive by

3 Reviewed 12-22-15

The post office was closed when we went to visit, so not much to do, but I assume it was just like any other post office inside. It was neat to see the Santa statue outside. Provides a good photo... Read More


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