About the Observation Deck

The Observation Deck is the first D.C. area public observation deck of its kind and the newest way to experience the nation’s capital. Offering unrivaled 360˚ views, it is the perfect place to begin any visit to the area. Featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows, an open-air terrace and a café to grab a quick bite, The Observation Deck offers the best unobstructed views of D.C. and the surrounding area. From Georgetown to the Washington Monument, the Capital Building to Arlington Cemetery, all of the region’s magnificent sights and landmarks are on display. Visit The Observation Deck and experience a view worthy of the U.S. capital. View it all from the top.

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Highest Public Viewing Deck in DC

The Observation Deck at CEB Tower is the highest public viewing deck in the Washington DC area. Located on floors 31 and 32, you'll be over 400 feet (121 meters) above the nation's capital. On a clear day, you'll be able to spot Silver Spring, FedEx Field, and MGM National Harbor. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows reveal magnificent 360˚views, giving you a great sense of the layout of DC and its famous monuments. You can also take your place in the story of the city - the Observation Deck's BriziCam technology lets you use your smartphone to access a perfectly-positioned camera vantage point. Stand by one of the nation's most recognizable monuments and trigger a free professional-quality photo to share.

Windows Into History

The impressive views from the Observation Deck will certainly pique your interest in DC's iconic buildings, monuments and culture. The Windows Into History exhibit satisfies that curiosity with its interactive touch-screen displays, there to give you a deeper understanding of what you're observing. These displays share holograms of people who have influenced US history, like Ida B. Wells, Frederick Douglass, and Susan B. Anthony.

Rain or Shine Commitment

If you want to plan ahead but don’t want to risk getting caught with bad weather that could obscure your views, don’t worry - the Observation Deck has got you covered. On the rare occasion of zero visibility, The Observation Deck will issue you with an invitation to come back on a day with better conditions, so you won’t miss out on the extraordinary experience.

Cafe & Bar

Enjoy a local beer, boutique wine, or tasty snack while taking in the breathtaking views. The Observation Deck's imaginative, multicultural menu is inspired by DC's diverse and vibrant culinary scene.