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Old Post Office

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Old Post Office
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With the Washington Monument temporarily closed, the Old Post Office has taken over as the city’s best viewing point—and you can see the Washington Monument from here too. It’s a 47-second ride to the ninth floor; you then change to another elevator bound for the 12th, and top, floor. The 270ft observation level allows visitors an awe-inspiring view of the city and surrounding area.


Venue name: Old Post Office
Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: between 11th & 12th Streets
Opening hours: Late May–early Sept 9am–8pm Mon–Wed, Sat; 9am–7pm Thur; noon–6pm Sun. Sept–late May 9am–5pm Mon–Sat. Last tours 15mins before closing time
Transport: Federal Triangle Metro
Price: Admission free
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