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Old Post Office Pavilion

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Historic 1899 building where visitors can go up to the clock tower for dramatic views of D.C.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2501
Federal Triangle
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Post Office Museum and bell tower are absolutely the first place to stop on a trip to DC, especially if you have not been there before. The views of the city are unparalleled. You can really orient yourself as you plan your various excursions...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bobU8601WK
Reviewed 6 days ago

We heard about the Old Post Office tower but blown away by the 360 view of the DC area. Got there about 1pm. No lines, no crowds. Really nice and pleasant Park Ranger.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank pds1231
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are amazing. 5 stars for the view. zero stars for the rude park rangers. It would have been a nicer experience if the 'Park Rangers' were more friendly and engaging. Where do they find these people? More history would be nice too.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 756love2travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read about the tower from numerous sources, so we had no trouble finding the correct door, however it is totally unmarked. Security all over the place, it takes 2 elevators to get to the top. We didn't have any lines or wait, it was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank loren h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little hidden treasure. Best views of the city. Free trip up the elevators to view the city from the Bell Towers. Bonus: Viewing all the historic photographs. This is a must do for locals and tourist.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 900gaylea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful surprise! Thoroughly enjoyed the views from the top and the history of the clock tower! A bonus we didn’t even realize was there!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rhdtravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toured on a Sunday. Being a postal worker I loved seeing the beginning days of the Pony Express. I have met men who worked on the trains and could now understand how they sorted for each railway stop. There was no wait time to get...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Readyherewego
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very well renovated courtyard with taste of history. We love all the details from old post office as bar with old mail boxes, Great service of the bartender. Our kids love the chocolate desert .

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank raketak
Reviewed April 1, 2019

The tower gives great views of Washington especially as the Washington memorial is closed at present. The trip to the top is free and well worth doing. Get a free sneak peek into the open atrium of the Trump hotel as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Richard M
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

A friend and I did afternoon tea at Trump Hotel and then visited the gift shop. To our surprise, there was a tour of the clock from the Old Post Office. What a gem in the heart of DC with sweeping views across the entire...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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October 27, 2018|
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Response from marloth2000 | Reviewed this property |
Elevator all the way
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June 12, 2018|
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Response from RustonTraveller | Reviewed this property |
No tickets are required . Just show up
May 17, 2018|
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Response from 752HelenB752 | Reviewed this property |
instead make your way to the Ronald Reagan Building where there is a great food court often used by school groups. You will have to go through metal detector to get in but not onorous.