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Washington D.C.

District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

The Old Post Office Pavilion and Tower

The Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue
The Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue


Welcome to the Old Post Office Tower, a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks. This unique site stands on Pennsylvania Avenue near the halfway point between the White House and the Capitol. The Old Post Office Tower ranks third in height among the buildings of the Nation's Capital, soaring to a majestic 315 feet. At the 270 foot level, there is an observation deck allowing visitors an awe inspiring view of Washington D.C. and the surrounding area. Beneath the observation deck is the one hundred and eleven year old tower clock. On the tenth floor are the beautiful Bells of Congress. These bells are replicas of those at London’s Westminster Abbey and were a Bicentennial gift from the Ditchley Foundation in England.


A highlight of The Old Post Office Pavilion is its unparalleled vistas. The picturesque 360 degree snapshot of Washington, DC from the Clock Tower makes The Old Post Office Pavilion one of the premier attractions in DC!

Free tours are offered daily — thanks to The National Park Service. Clock tower tours are offered every Thursday, call (202) 606.8690 for information.

Shops and international food court. The Tower Tour is offered daily. Free admission.


The Old Post Office Pavilion
1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington DC 20004
Metro: Federal Triangle




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Last modified: 20100219
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