Santa Claus Post Office

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 50 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.

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4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 50 reviews

The Name is what Makes It

3 Reviewed 06-30-16

If you have kids, you have to stop by and take a shot with the life size Santa. Unfortunately, the post office itself is just a small town one, however getting a post mark from this office is worth... Read More


This is just a post office.

2 Reviewed 06-21-16

This is labeled as something to see and visit while in Santa Claus. It is just a regular old post office. Nothing to see here. And they only do a special stamp during the holiday season. Nothing to... Read More


Santa Mail

4 Reviewed 06-03-16

Stopped in to get a hand-stamped post mark on postcard for friends. Typical, run-of-the-mill post office. You must request the hand cancellation, otherwise the mail goes in with normal mail and gets... Read More


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