The Old Post Office Pavilion, built in 1899 and restored as a shopping destination in 1978, offers a birds-eye view of Washington, DC from its 315 foot observation deck. The 10-story building is one of the most popular attractions in Washington, with its variety of retail stores, a large food court, and government offices. The Old Post Office Pavilion is located in the heart of Washington, DC between the White House and the U. S. Capitol Building and is convenient to many of the city’s hotels, museums, national monuments, and other attractions.
Donald J. Trump has signed a contract to restore the building and transform it into a luxury hotel. The redevelopment is expected to begin in 2014 with the hotel opening scheduled in 2016. Read more about the Trump International Hotel.
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20004
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Metro: Federal Triangle or Metro Center stations.
March through August
Monday - Saturday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday - 12 noon - 7 p.m.
September through February
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday - 12 noon - 6 p.m.
Clock Tower Tours
The Clock Tower houses the Congress Bells, a Bicentennial gift from England commemorating friendship between the two nations. National Park Service Rangers give free tours of the tower offering a sweeping 360 degree view. Winter hours are Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Sundays, 12 - 5:45 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day) are Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7:45 p.m., except for Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, 12 – 5:45 p.m.
Official Website: www.oldpostofficedc.com