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Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: (202) 289 4224
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Historic 1899 building where visitors can go up to the clock tower for...
Historic 1899 building where visitors can go up to the clock tower for dramatic views of D.C.
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Repuposed post office

When the Post Office moved out of the building developers were dying to turn the space into retail shops. They did but left space for some eateries too. The old tower is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a place in the center of Washington DC. It is a nice historic building, and also happens to have English style church bells, the type rung full circle, by trained campanologists. We were only beginners, but htey let us ring there when we were back to visit one year. we try to go everytime we are in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Not worth the visit as too many changes have occurred to the structure. Waste of Time. I wouldn't recommend the visiting.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

When the Post Office moved out of the building developers were dying to turn the space into retail shops. They did but left space for some eateries too. The old tower is a National Park adminIstrated space, take an elevator up to the tower head and gain a view of all of downtown DC.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This building used to be a favorite because of the great views it provided over washington. Now Donald Trump is building a hotel here and it just disgusts me to see his name in huge letters over this classy building. What a turn off.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Disappointed it is currently being turned into a Trump Hotel so we could not get to the tower to overlook the city. Hoping they keep the tower open after it reopens.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The architecture is amazing and very beautiful to walk through. I loved walking through the marbled hallways to get the national mall.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great for children 6 - 12 years. Excellent historical background to postal service, "mail" and why it still matters!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I love that Trump owns this now and is making it a hotel! I hope they keep the tower open to the public. This tower has the best view of DC aside from the Washington Monument.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wonderful displays of history. The tower was very impressive. The old post office is such and integral part of our history.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visited DC in 1986, and this was a busy, vibrant place for eating, shopping, etc. No more. When we returned recently for what I remembered as a great place to get a waffle cone...it was nearly deserted. We did get a cup of frozen yogurt, sat and rested our feet...but no interesting people watching, no fun shops. Unless it... More 

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