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Looming large over the entire National Mall, the Washington Monument is a soaring tribute to Founding Father and first President of the USA George Washington. The 555 feet tall obelisk of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss is the world's tallest stone structure as well as the tallest obelisk. It is surmounted by a pyramidion with an aluminum apex inscribed with specifics of the construction, and lightning rods. 50 American flags are laid out in a large circle centered on the monument.

Inside the monument are an elevator and a flight of 897 steps. The east and west interior walls feature 194 commemorative stones from various cities, states, organizations and foreign countries. There is an observation deck at a height of 500 feet which offers incredible views over the National Mall, city, and upto the Shenandoah Mountains on a clear day. Both the 500-foot and 490-foot levels display historic photographs and modern sights, along with exhibits on George Washington, the engineering of the Monument, and the design of the city.

Get your ticket online in advance at the NPS Reservation Center, or as early as possible on the day of your visit (opens 8:30AM).

The Monument is closed till Spring 2019 to repair earthquake damage.

About Washington Monument

 2 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

 Nearest Transit: Smithsonian (Blue Line, Orange Line & Silver Line)

 +1 202-426-684


Washington Monument and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial(1.2 km)
Overlooking the lawns and Reflecting Pool of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Lincoln Memorial is an awe-inspiring monument that honors the 16th President of the USA.

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial(0.9 km)
Thomas Jefferson played an outsized role as one of the USA's Founding Fathers, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president.

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art(1.4 km)
The staggering depth and breadth of the world-class collections here are a clear testament to U.

National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History(0.5 km)
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History showcases the social, political, cultural, and scientific heritage as well as economic and military history of the United States.

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial(0.4 km)
The World War II Memorial in the National Mall commemorates the 16 million servicemen of the US armed forces who supported the country's World War II efforts.

United States Capitol

United States Capitol(2.1 km)
Nestled on a plateau in Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Capitol is a power centre, home to the House of Representatives and the Senate.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum(0.4 km)
Both a museum and a memorial, this space is dedicated to the exposition of just what exactly occurred during the Holocaust, its pointless inhumanity and unbelievable suffering.

Declaration of Independence Memorial

Declaration of Independence Memorial(0.7 km)
A little known memorial stands on the island in the Constitution Gardens Lake, dedicated to the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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