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Old Post Office Pavilion

1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2501
+1 202-289-4224
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Historic 1899 building where visitors can go up to the clock tower for dramatic views of D.C.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2501
Federal Triangle
+1 202-289-4224
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Renovation of Historic Washing ton DC post office saving bell and clock tower for public access and viewing with full restoration run by the National Parks Office with luxury conversion of post office to Trump International Hotel. Spectacular views of Washing ton DC. Cold in...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

If you can't get into the Washington Monument because it's closed for renovations (like now) or too busy, the Old Post Office Clock Tower is a great alternative. It's operated by the National Park Service and it's free! You'll get a great view of everything...More

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Even with the re-opening earlier this year, this is still a hidden gem for both locals and tourists. Since it is run by the NPS it is Free entrance. The tower offers great views of Pennsylvania Avenue and the Federal Triangle. The entrance to the...More

Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Want a great vantage point to see the sights in Washington, DC but dont want the lines and hassle of getting into the Washington Monument? Check out the clock tower in the Old Post Office Pavilion. Take the elevator exit out of the Federal Triangle...More

Thank 752HelenB752
Reviewed 8 November 2017

absolutely gorgeous building. if you love old architecture I highly suggest you visit this beautiful place. I didn't really see a tour for this one, but if you can find one I'm sure it would be much more interesting than just what I did by...More

Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Trump International Hotel is the renovated Old Post Office. The Trump organization leases the building from the government. One of the requirements of the lease is the tower is left open to the public. So, National Park Rangers run the entrance to the tower....More

1  Thank 523SM523
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Great views, we heard about this when we were told that the Washington memorial was closed for viewing u till 2019. At first we discounted it as we thought it would be really busy but not so there was no queue and like I said...More

Thank Teresas1765
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Tourists are always asking for 'hidden gems'. Well, this is one. Of course it is only partially hidden. The entrance is just beyojnd the Starbucks by theTrump Hotel. But very few people (relative to the number of DC tourists) go there. When we went, there...More

Thank bigtyke
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Museum part consists of photos giving a good history of both area and construction. Enter across the street from Federal Triangle Bldg. You cannot enter from within the Trump Hotel.

Thank WorldTraveler1st
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This Old Post Office and Clock Tower is amazingly beautiful! Purchased by Donald Trump and renovated into a hotel around 2011. The Old Post Office was renovated with outstanding excellency to historical detail and is just a testimony of preserving old historical buildings being transformed...More

Thank Lisa B
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21 October 2017|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how high in feet you may find this out elsewhere but you are right at the top above the Bell, probably 10 floors up.
19 March 2016|
Response from Micolski2013 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last April and it was closed at the time and are not certain as to whether the renovations have been completed. It looked like a very extensive renovation so I wouldn't be surprised if it hasn't opened yet... More
14 April 2015|
Response from pathfinderwavohio | Reviewed this property |
Shirt and shoes other than that casual dress is the usual attire.