Old Post Office Tower

Washington, DC

Where are we going?

Old Post Office Tower
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest


What is there to do?

When you think of landmarks across the USA that offer spectacular views, you might think of the Empire State Building in New York City or the Seattle Space Needle. Well, in Washington DC, did you know that the Old Post Office Tower is the place to grab those cameras and enjoy a view of the nation's capital?

The Old Post Office Tower offers stunning views of DC and the iconic buildings from their 270ft observation deck. It's also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so it's a living history lesson too!

The National Park Service offers interpretive programming within the tower, built back in 1892 and completed in 1899, so you can learn about the history of the area, and the story behind this impressive structure. 

It won't take up too much of your day, so is a great attraction that you can include in your existing itinerary to see the sights of DC.

Anyone fearful of heights just take precaution, but otherwise grab those cameras and enjoy the view! Kids, see what you can spot from the top! You can even make a game of it, like "sightseeing bingo"!

Have fun!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to chat about the accessibility up to the top as it's not clear from the website.


When can we go?

9am - 5pm daily, last entry 4:30pm

Open daily except Thanksgiving and Chrsitmas


Any top tips?

Take your camera!

I’m Hungry!

There are plenty of places in the are to grab something to eat before or after!

Healthy Eating

It's always worth taking a bottle of water with you when you travel around

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