Kaweah Post Office

Sequoia National Park

Founded by the utopian Kaweah Co-operative Colony, this is one of the USA's smallest and oldest still-operating post offices, now staffed by volunteers. Visitors can peer inside at any time of day to see the original details and ornate mail boxes. Look for the rustic wooden building about 2.7 miles north of Hwy 198.

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