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Old Post Office Pavilion - Temoporarily Closed

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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
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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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View only from afar

This is closed as it is being turned into a Trump Tower. It has so much ch potential I look forward to seeing what Trump has done to it. The view from the tower should be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved it. Now it' closed to public though for renovation by Donald Trump to re-purpose it as a hotel. Hope they will reopen the tower to public once it's finished. From top you can see the whole city from each corner. Look at the bells on the top, they are beautiful. It's breezy up there, specially in cold season. And... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This is closed as it is being turned into a Trump Tower. It has so much ch potential I look forward to seeing what Trump has done to it. The view from the tower should be magnificent.

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Thank McWett
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

It was fascinating at dusk.. quiet and a lot of people don't know what it is until you come closer to the building. I love architecture. Mail yourself a postcard here!

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I would had loved to check out the view from the top of the tower on our recent trip to DC, but it is currently closed. It will reopen when the Trump condo project is completed.

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The Old Post Office has a great view of Washington DC, also a nice food court. It's a nice place to stop an relax away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger tourist attractions. It's definitely worth the time to stop by and grab a bite to eat, take a ride to the look-out and check out the shops.

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Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Tourists tend to flock to the Washington Monument to get a good view of town. Locals know better and go to the Old Post Office Pavilion. First, the line is soooo much shorter to go up in the OPOP. Second, the things to see inside are so unique – the bells are amazing and so is the walk up. Third,... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

You can take the elevator to the tower and see so much of DC. There is hardly ever a wait. They have a very nice food court. Its a bummer since 9-11 that you can only go in one entrance.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Nice to look at, but if you want to go inside, you will have to wait till the renovations are completed, transforming this iconic building into a Trump tower.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I've visited this site several times and always enjoyed taking the elevator to the observatory because it's not that well known and usually not very crowded but there are great views of the city and on a clear day you can see for miles. I was disappointed that we were unable to go into the building on our last trip... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

This view is as good as the Washington monument without the lines. And closer to dining options, parking etc. give it a try and see a wonderful view of the Washington, D.C. Skyline. It's a beautiful city even if the pavilion is in need of upgrades.

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