Thing to Do

Take a Tour of the Old Post Office Tower

Old Post Office Tower

National Mall and Memorial Parks , Pennsylvania Avenue

Old Post Office Exterior.
Exterior of the Old Post Office Building.


The Old Post Office Tower is located at the intersection of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Ave N.W. The 270-foot observation deck allows visitors an awe-inspiring view of the city.

Self-Guided Tours begin approximately every five minutes from the elevator lobby on the stage level of the Old Post Office Pavilion. Visitors board the glass elevator to the exhibit area and then follow the signs to gain access to the 270-foot level.
U.S. Post Office Department, Washington, D.C., courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey
Historic American Buildings Survey

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Last updated: August 19, 2022