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Old Post Office Pavilion

Old Post Office Pavilion Tours and Activities

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Designed by American architect Willoughby Edbrooke, this enormous Romanesque Revival building was the largest office building in D.C. when it opened in 1899. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was far from beloved in its own era. Considered dowdy by the time it opened for business, when architectural fashion had turned to rounded, more romantic Beaux-Arts design, it was soon abandoned in favor of a new mail depot building over by Union Station; 15 years after it was built, it was commonly referred to as the “old” post office.

By the late 1920s, popular sentiment in Washington was that the building should be torn down, but the Great Depression prevented the demolition; instead, the Old Post Office was left to molder for about 40 years. In the 1970s, it was saved by community support and the National Endowment for the Arts, which now has its headquarters here; in addition to a few other government agencies, the Pavilion houses several restaurants, eateries, shops and services.

Free tours of the Pavilion’s 315-foot clock tower, which offers 360-degree views of downtown Washington, are given daily by National Park Service Rangers; tours meet by the glass elevators on the Pavilion’s stage level.

Despite its modern-day popularity, the Pavilion has proved a financial liability for the city. In 2012, real estate developer (and reality show star) Donald Trump announced he’d been approved to renovate the Pavilion into the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., which will include 250 hotel rooms, a conference center, a spa, restaurants and a museum dedicated to the building's history.

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1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, 20004
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Washington DC After Dark Wonder Tour

Washington DC After Dark Wonder Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this guided sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmark locations. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Half-Day Washington DC City Tour with Multi-Lingual Guide

Half-Day Washington DC City Tour with Multi-Lingual Guide

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Washington, D.C.’s rich and storied history runs the gamut of political intrigue, scandals, murders, and some of the greatest moments in U.S. history. This fully narrated tour combines walking and driving to major sites like the White House, the Pentagon FBI building, and the National Archives. Guides narrate the stops as you travel, and the tour is available in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or English.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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DC Rickshaw Monuments Tour

DC Rickshaw Monuments Tour

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Washington DC’s landmarks are notoriously spread out. Avoid the hassle of walking and navigating on a breezy pedicab tour to the capital’s top monuments, including the White House, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial. Throughout the tour, your pedicab driver guide provides historical background and little-known anecdotes that you’d miss if exploring on your own.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab Tour

Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab Tour

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Explore Washington DC's must-see sights on a fun pedicab ride. Your informative guide will pedal you past some of the capital city's must-see sights. See the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument at the National Mall. Pass by the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Chinatown, the National Archives Building and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Play some trivia games with your guide and small group of fellow travelers for the chance to win a prize.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

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You can see all Washington DC Monuments and Memorials, the White House and the Capitol at your own pace, with no bus-filled crowding or walking — and no waiting. You'll be protected from the weather, including rain, snow and sun. Kid friendly and your dogs are most welcome! This is the best option for anyone with a mobility impairment. Our most popular tour is the Monuments and Memorials tour. We have done this tour 100+ different ways, depending on our guest's wishes. This is a tour of the entire National Mall on tricycle and includes the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean, Vietnam and WWII War Memorials, and the White House, as well as other memorials. We also conduct night tours, which usually include all the amazing lit-up sights (our favorites at night are The White House, World War II, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt and the Capitol).
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour

Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour

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Explore the best of Washington, DC on this narrated, hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Visit more than 100 points of interest among DC’s top attractions—like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, to name just a few. Depending upon your interest, select a silver, gold, or platinum pass, then board at any of the stops and get to know the nation’s capital in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. A guided moonlight trolley tour to the same landmark locations, illuminated for the evening, is also included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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DC Highlights Guided day tour 6hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

DC Highlights Guided day tour 6hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

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Explore Washington DC's highlights without getting lost on this hop-on hop-off tour, a great choice for first-time visitors. See the places that shaped American history, including the Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Arlington National Cemetery. Bluetooth earpieces are provided, so you are free to roam the sites without missing a word of your guide’s commentary.
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  • 6 hours
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Magic LED Guided Night Tour - 3hrs Pick up/Drop off and Earpieces is included

Magic LED Guided Night Tour - 3hrs Pick up/Drop off and Earpieces is included

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See the landmarks of Washington DC on a night tour that highlights the major monuments of the United States capital. This night tour uses audio-visual technology including bluetooth earpieces that make it easy to hear the guide’s commentary, and LED bracelets to identify the group. View top destinations including the US Capitol, the White House, and memorials to Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson.
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  • 3 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Old Post Office Pavilion can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Old Post Office Pavilion tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Old Post Office Pavilion costs USD 52.00. Guided Old Post Office Pavilion tours start around USD 52.00 per person. See all 8 Old Post Office Pavilion tickets and tours on Viator.
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