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

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Washington Monument, Washington DC

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.

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.


Hours

Sun

9:00

16:45

Mon

9:00

16:45

Tue

9:00

16:45

Wed

9:00

16:45

Thu

9:00

16:45

Fri

9:00

16:45

Sat

9:00

16:45

About Washington Monument

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

 +1 202-426-684

 nps.gov

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World War II Memorial

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National Museum of American History

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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National Aquarium

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Jefferson Memorial

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Declaration of Independence Memorial

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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White House

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Smithsonian Castle

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