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Old Post Office Pavilion

Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington DC, DC 20004 (Federal Triangle)
Phone Number: (202) 289 4224
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Ranked #118 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Type: Observation decks & towers, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Historic 1899 building where visitors can go up to the clock tower...
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Type: Observation decks & towers, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Historic 1899 building where visitors can go up to the clock tower for dramatic views of D.C.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We tried to grab lunch at the old post office, only to be turned away at the door by security... It's always been worth a visit but no chance this trip. No idea how long it will be closed for renovations

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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1,051 reviews 1,051 reviews
813 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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43 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Top Contributor
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47 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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39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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