While governmental maneuverings may be the mechanism driving Washington D.C. forward, the less-political visitor will find here expansive parks, a plethora of cultural sights and as assortment of landmark structures.
The Old Post Office, built between 1892 and 1899, is home to the Bells of Congress, which were a present from England on the United States' Bicentennial. From the observation deck, located 270 feet above the street level, the visitor can get a spectacular view of the nation's capital.
Hours + Fees
Summer: Begins 1st weekend in June through Labor Day, 9:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m (Monday through Friday) Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Winter (Labor Day through Memorial Day): 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekends and Holidays, 10 am to 5:45 p.m.
Tours begin approximately every five minutes from the glass elevator on the stage level of the Old Post Office Pavilion. The observation deck is exposed to the weather and the Tower may close in bad weather.
Map + Directions
Interstate 395 provides access to the Mall from the south. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Interstate 66, U.S. Route 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.
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