Washington DC is a city full of history. It seems that every building has a story. One of those buildings is the Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue. We recently visited the pavilion on an unplanned trip. We were just about to jump on the Metro at Federal Triangle, when we realized that it was lunch time and we were hungry. We’d been to the Old Post Office before, but had never taken the boys so we decided to go there for lunch.
The Old Post Office has a great history. It was built in 1899 and is now home to shopping, dining, and clock tower tours. There are also musical events throughout the week. They have a variety of food, from staples like hamburgers and hot dogs to sushi, kabobs, gyros, and Indian cuisine. We had some delicious gyros, and then decided to take a tour of the clock tower – which was free! In the tower you’ll find the home of the official Bells of Congress, which are rung every Thursday evening and on special occasions. On the tour, you take two separate elevators up 12 stories and end up at the top of the tower, with a beautiful 360 degree view of Washington DC. It’s very impressive and makes for a great photo opportunity.
Whether you find yourself in the neighborhood and want to grab something for lunch, or you’re looking for a fun afternoon of sightseeing, listening to music, and exotic cuisine, you can’t go wrong with The Old Post Office Pavilion.
That’s IT Mommy friend, Kelly