• Old Post Office Tower

    Old Post Office Tower

    District of Columbia

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  • Old Post Office closed May 1, 2014 until Spring 2016

    Ongoing renovation work to convert the 115 year old Old Post Office building into a hotel will prevent safe visitor access and require closing the tower and observation deck to the public for approximately 2 years. More »

Towering Over the Nation's Capital

Built in 1899, the Old Post Office's clock tower offers panoramic views of Washington, D.C.  The tower houses the Congress Bells, a Bicentennial gift from England commemorating friendship between the nations.  Locals picketing under the banner "Don't Tear It Down" saved the building from demolition in 1971, then formed the DC Preservation League, important steps in the urban preservation movement.

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