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Old Post Office Pavilion

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Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, E, Washington DC, DC 20004-2501
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+1 202-289-4224
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Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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classic looking

quite attractive to view. Amazing detail in the structure.. didn't go up the tower-next time for sure. Worth walking by for photos of a wonderful building

Reviewed 6 days ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Sycamore, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best views in DC, if not the best (I've never been in the Washington monument). I visited before the construction shut it down, but it is open again and still off the radar for most tourist. Make sure to add it to your DC itinerary.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. It was unavailable during the Trump renovations but it is back in service. The view rivals the Washington Monument, but no one knows about it. I love it.

Thank you3o8
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

quite attractive to view. Amazing detail in the structure.. didn't go up the tower-next time for sure. Worth walking by for photos of a wonderful building

Thank jlantern3
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Old Post Office now the Trump Hotel. Make sure you go inside and up in he old clock tower. It has beautiful views of the city rom the different sides. You can see Arlington, Alexandria, Georgetown and the downtown area. Beautiful

Thank Nancy H
Kailua, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I did toured the Old Post Office Pavilion. I would highly recommend it, not only because it's free, but the views from the tower are amazing! We were fortunate to have a nice day and were able to see the U.S. Capitol, FBI building, Jefferson & Lincoln Memorials, Washington Monument, etc. We timed it so that afterwards... More 

Thank KailuaGal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went up in the old bell tower in the Trump International Hotel. You have to enter through the back door (by Starbucks). When you enter, you will be directly to an elevator. On the way up you can look at the gorgeous decorations inside the hotel. When you get up, you change to a different elevator to get to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highest public access point in DC until the Washington Monument reopens in 2019. Entrance through the Starbucks side of Trump International Hotel on 12th St NW. Unique story of Old Post Office and picture history in first hallway. BEAUTIFUL views of DC from above!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance for the clock tower is in the rear of the Trump International Hotel. Beauitiful history indoor gallery passage. Multuple elevator ride up with views of former post office interior (which are gorgeous). Go during the day for light crowds and enjoy the sites.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2016

We passed this on the tour a few times and so decided to go in. Now a trump hotel and focal point recently of demonstrations, but politics aside it is an amazing building and to think they were going to pull it down. I believe they are trying to get the clock tower open again to the public which will... More 

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Washington, DC
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

Clock Tower is still Closed - but you can enter the lobby for the Trump Tower - the lobby area is nice a big difference when this was just a pavilion with tourist shops and fast food.

Thank CodyDC

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