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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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Trump owns it now!!!!!!!!

This is a beautiful old building that is just off the National Mall. After years of being a large post office building it was turned into a visitor's site with a great food court... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a beautiful old building that is just off the National Mall. After years of being a large post office building it was turned into a visitor's site with a great food court and terrific views from the tower. Unfortunately it is no longer open and when it does reopen it will be a new Trump Hotel. Darn!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

What could be seen of the building was beautiful. It is currently under renovation as it is becoming a Trump Hotel. It is definitely is a picturesque place. Couldn't get in for a tour as a result of the renovations.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stumbled on this old Post Office when walking down the mall and noticed it was closed whilst being developed for a Trump Inc Hotel. It will be a great hotel when opened as it will have a great view. We could see it from Arlington Cemetery and from Ronald Reagan Airport when flying back to New York .

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This building is owned by the National Park Service and is being leased to Trump Inc. to be turned into a Luxury Hotel. The bell tower is closed until 2016 during renovations but the outside is still grandiose and worth photos as you walk to other area attractions. The building was almost torn down when they were building the federal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Go up into the clock tower, it is the best view of the city. I thought you could see more from there than the Washington Monument. There is a very nice food court there too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Best Views of Washington DC. If you want to see the best views of DC, this is the only place to go (and it if free). Much better than the Washington monument and I have never waited for more than 10 minutes in line. If you have kids older than 5, then I recommend taking the stairs. They will enjoy... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I do not believe this place still exists...a small food and trinket plaza...another place bought and redeveloped...at one time it was fun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A former post office, turned office building with tourist stop, becoming hotel. This was my favorite place to take visitors for a great view from the bell tower with convenient food court, restroom, sitting area, and souvenir shopping in the main atrium. Sad that it is closed for renovations until sometime in 2016. I hope the bell tower will still... More 

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Fort Washington, Maryland, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The only reason why the old post office building is closed is because Donald Trump purchased the building and is turning it to a Hotel. Sad, but true!

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