Last updated: August 19, 2022
Service animals are permitted without exception.
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Hours of Operation: Daily, 9 am - 4 pm (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). The Old Post Office Tower is closed one day during the first week of every month for routine maintenance activities. In 2022, the closure dates are: July 5, August 2, September 1, October 4, November 1 and December 1.
Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) definition.
The Old Post Office Tower tour is wheelchair accessible.
Assistive listening devices, or large print brochures may be available by request or with advance notice. For information about individual park programs, please visit park websites. Accessibility information is located under the Plan Your Visit tab.
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.
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