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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was a very good trip to there! It is actually a National Park! I was surprised that it was fun and it's that small I really recommend that if you like National Parks, you should come here!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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601 reviews 601 reviews
472 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 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
79 helpful votes 79 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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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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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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145 reviews 145 reviews
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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154 reviews 154 reviews
63 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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