Old Post Office Pavilion

Monument / Landmark and History Museum · Federal Triangle
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 12th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20004, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Based on 75 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Ryan U.
    "TeamTRI Tip: one of the top views of DC from the tower."(6 Tips)
    The Telegraph
    "Washington Monument and Capitol Building."(3 Tips)
    Mike M.
    "Check out the tower for a free 360 degree view of DC."(3 Tips)
    Seth N.
    "Rent bikes or take a tour with Bike and Roll"(5 Tips)
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  • scenic views
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  • Indian food
  • bagels
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  • cheesesteaks
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  • Washington Post

    Jose Andres says he’s inked a deal with the Trump Organization to open a signature restaurant in the future Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC. Read more

    Washington Post · December 20, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    Great view from the top

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
  • Jason

    As of May 1, 2014, the Old Post Office is closed for renovations.

    Jason · July 11, 2014
  • Alicia P.

    Closed as of May 1st 2014

    Alicia P · May 2, 2014
  • Lauren B.

    Will be closed for the next few years to renovate to a hotel- observation deck will be closed but will reopen when hotel opens for visitors!

    Lauren Bacon · March 24, 2014
  • Brad B.

    The people who work here are ass hats and should be fired. Specially the security guys at door. Dicks.

    Brad Bucy · March 13, 2014
  • Jo K.

    This is one of my fav places in DC. The sandwich shop makes excellent cheese steaks, great food court, shopping, then take the elevator up to the clock tower for a beautiful view of the historic sites

    Jo Kresge · March 13, 2014
  • Dizzie T.

    go to the very top of the tower and see an amazing view of DC! theres a guide there to answer any of your questions regarding history and locations. Love the view!!!

    Dizzie Tot · February 1, 2014
  • Wrigley F.

    Sign on door for winter hours (December) says 10am on Sunday-Security guards told me to come back at noon.

    Wrigley Fielder · December 15, 2013
  • Susie E.

    The shopping and dining is run down. They're closing and renovating soon. Only thing worth doing now is taking the elevator to the top!

    Susie Easton · December 14, 2013
  • Jawad M.

    Bird of peace

    Jawad Mubin · November 17, 2013
  • Melissa R.

    Disappointing dining/shopping options. Go somewhere else for lunch!

    Melissa R · November 2, 2013
  • Brad L.

    Not many food options. Don't waste time going through security unless you want to go up in the tower.

    Brad L · September 27, 2013
  • Megan M.

    Indian delight is all vegan restaurant on the first floor

    Megan M · August 28, 2013
  • TJ B.

    If you have a choice, go elsewhere to use the bathroom. Nasty

    TJ Buttrick · June 15, 2013
  • Jennifer D.

    Good variety of food. Bathrooms were nasty.

    Jennifer Day · June 9, 2013
  • Melissa K.

    Nasty bathrooms!

    Melissa Kopka · May 2, 2013
  • Michael C.

    Best view of the city and there's never any wait.

    Michael Castro · April 7, 2013
  • The Telegraph

    9am: Start the day with a trip to Old Post Office Pavilion’s 315-ft Clock Tower for an unparalleled 360-degree look at DC and its famous sites, including the Washington Monument and Capitol Building.

    The Telegraph · March 12, 2013
  • Huda I.

    Take the elevator to the top of the 315 ft clock tower for a 360 degree view of downtown DC

    Huda I · January 3, 2013
  • Marshall S.

    Look out...

    Marshall Scallan · December 15, 2012
  • Jonathan S.

    There's airport style security here, so be prepared.

    Jonathan Sullivan · December 1, 2012
  • Brad R.

    Frozen yogurt smoothies shakes are bad. Go to Ben N Jerry's.

    Brad Ranno · September 1, 2012
  • The Bozzuto Group

    Shop around or grab a bite to eat, then take the elevator up the Clock Tower to see a bird's eye view of DC for free!

    The Bozzuto Group · August 7, 2012
  • Robin N.

    Go up to the top of the Clock Tower while you can!

    Robin Nehila · May 25, 2012
  • Elyse P.

    Try the pork chop at Chick-en-Joy!

    Elyse Pilapil · May 22, 2012
  • Elyse P.

    Chicken-En-Joy: reasonably priced and so worth it! Try the

    Elyse Pilapil · May 22, 2012
  • Abigail L.

    It's a great place to eat and to shop!

    Abigail Lougher · May 10, 2012
  • Raven S.

    Cool place for decent eats in a hurry...beware the camera lady upfront...arhcitecture is awesome...loved the belt buckle stand! HTTR BAYBEE

    Raven S. · April 29, 2012
  • Scott W.

    139 stairs or elevator ride?That is the question.

    Scott Wilson · April 11, 2012
  • Bink S.

    Great place for lunch if you are working at IRS or EPA

    Bink Stewart · February 25, 2012
  • Military Discounts Central

    The Tower Clock tour (free) offers the better views of DC than the Washington Monument but with less lines and wait times. Check it out

    Military Discounts Central · February 22, 2012
  • The Isaacs Team C.


  • Kyle V.

    "Dining" is a bit of a stretch, banner out front. Just a mall in some interesting architecture.

    Kyle Van Son · January 22, 2012
  • Tim J.

    Come during the winter its usually less people to fight for seats with

    Tim James · January 5, 2012
  • Emma K.

    The metal detector and security is annoying and unnecessary. The food court (except for Ben and Jerry's) is lackluster.

    Emma Kelly · September 16, 2011
  • DC Preservation League

    Built in 1891-99, using the design of architect Willoughby J Edbrooke.

    DC Preservation League · August 12, 2011
  • Seth N.

    Rent bikes or take a tour with Bike and Roll (in the back of the building)!

    Seth Nadeau · August 8, 2011
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Enjoy ice cream cones as you browse souvenir stalls! Don't forget to ride the glass elevator to the top of the clock tower for views of the surrounding area. -- Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 2, 2011
  • Brent C.

    The pavillion food court feels like time forgot it and it is 100 degrees. Tower is great though

    Brent Cottrell · July 31, 2011
  • Mike M.

    Check out the tower for a free 360 degree view of DC. FYI - they close the tower during thunderstorms!

    Mike Mierendorf · July 6, 2011
  • Examiner.com

    Don't miss the Clock Tower Tour, this amazing tour offers guests a sweeping 360 degree view of our nation’s capital, while also highlighting its famous landmarks. And the best thing, it’s free! Read more

    Examiner.com · June 6, 2011
  • Kylie G.

    dont go to chocolate world!

    Kylie Ginsberg · May 5, 2011
  • Bobby M.

    Only structure taller than capital building. Its actually a national park! Take the free elevator up to the top and brethe in some history. Great place to eat a sack lunch on a lunch break. Must see.

    Bobby M · April 19, 2011
  • Kathy W.

    City Electronic should be called City Electronic Rip-Off. Cheap quality merchandise; often breaks w/in the first hour after leaving the store. If you want to throw your money away, just give it to me.

    Kathy W. · March 14, 2011
  • Kathy W.

    The Indian food so delicious.

    Kathy W. · March 14, 2011
  • Kathy W.

    The Bagel Place is great. The cashier is super friendly!

    Kathy W. · March 14, 2011
  • DaeGunn J.

    Hosoi Sushi is my fav Japanese deli.

    DaeGunn Jei · February 15, 2011
  • Ryan U.

    TeamTRI Tip: one of the top views of DC from the tower. Take your camera and enjoy!

    Ryan Underwood · January 22, 2011
  • Ujji B.

    Best Indian Food on the go, been eating here for years & the Samosas are great! They usually have summer concerts/live musical artist but it is a touris site.

    Ujji B · December 22, 2010

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