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Old Post Office Pavilion

1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington DC, DC 20004 (Federal Triangle)
(202) 289 4224
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Ranked #110 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Historic 1899 building where visitors can go up to the clock tower for dramatic views of D.C.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Omaha, Nebraska
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601 reviews 601 reviews
472 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This building has only a few exhibits but the building itself is it's best exhibit of wonderful archecture.

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Potsdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We love the view from the Old Post Office. You can't beat it in DC! We also used to enjoy the food court, which I am not sure is still there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is one of the better views in the city and the lines here are not that long. It is temporarily closed due to building renovations but will be even more amazing when they finish renovating the pavilion. It is worth seeing and I would encourage others to visit!

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kingston, ny
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42 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

another free thing to do while in DC. you go up the elevator and i believe its the highest you can go in DC and you get great views of DC, the white house, washington monument, lincoln memorial, the capitol building. must see while in DC.

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41 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a magnificent building with an art deco construction in all its glory from the facade in front of it. In the inside its a shame that all the remains are a some cheap souvenirs stores and coffe shops. In the top of it with the elevators still functioning we have the most wondrrful view from the city...feeling like... More

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Canberra, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was hoping that there would be more to this building than what I found inside. Outside it was a gorgeous old building and I was looking forward to going inside to explore some more. Sadly, when I got in there, it seemed to be nothing but souvenir shops, all the same, one right after the other, and the same... More

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were there the last day in May. This place is in the books and everywhere to visit. Double-check the books with reviews here to make sure first. We walked over there from the National Mall (not too far, but it was the end of the day and we were already tired and looking forward to dessert in the Old... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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19 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We kind of followed the 3 day recommendation on Tripadvisor, This one was closed for public as of May 1st and being converted to a hotel.. Tripadvisor needs to remove it !

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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63 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

THE OLD POST OFFICE PAVILLION IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED! Mrs Too and I traveled to downtown DC this morning hoping to take some photos from the tower. We were greeted with a sign at the main entrance stating that, as of May 1, 2014 the building was closed for renovation. Much heavy equipment cluttered the lobby, and a minion of the... More

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Old Post Office Tower and Pavilion was a great on the road find. Meaning I did not research this location but found it via a souvenir store clerk in one of our previous stops. The Old Post Office is located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The building was established in 1899 to be the Post Office Headquarters for DC... More

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