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 »
Plan Your Visit
THE OLD POST OFFICE TOWER is closed to the public while the entire building undergoes major renovations. Currently it is expected that this will be until 2016.
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 tower clock, now more than a century old. 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.
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