Washington Monument, Washington DC

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Standing at a height of 170 m (555 ft), Washington Monument represents the world's tallest structure made entirely from stone. Constructed in two stages between 1848 and 1884 as a memorial to George Washington, the monument at the time of its completion briefly seized the crown as the tallest building in the world. See the view for yourself by taking the tower's elevator to the top, where you'll find a small museum and a sweeping panorama of Washington, D.C. To ensure that you get to see the interior, reserve tickets ahead of time online (for a fee), or pick them up in person for no cost at the monument's lodge nearby. Put Washington Monument on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Washington DC trip planner .
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  • The tours inside the monument are closed until 2019 so they can update the infrastructure. When we went, there was a fence around the building, so you couldn’t even get close to it. But the sunset beh...  more »
  • If you are in DC, you should stop. Take the tour, visit all the monuments and take the walk through history.  more »
  • In DC windy during the autumn and is cold for those not used to it but it is worth visiting. That's where I met my husband and our first picture together was in front of the monument.
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  • No photograph or video can show the majesty and power when looking at the Washington Memorial from any distance. Close up, it paradoxically seems more solid and substantial and quite delicate at the same time. The rangers are very friendly and helpful and the views across the city from the base are magnificent. I didn't go to the top as I am not good at heights but the view must be stunning!
  • Amazing and powerful building. It’s closed till spring 2019, unfortunately. If you want to come in and visit the top of the monument, come in 2019. Other than that, it’s a fantastic place to walk around and take pictures of it. Anytime if the day, it looks just stunning.
  • Here's the deal with the Washington Monument: it is iconic for a reason. And that's because it is truly an icon. And it's a fantastic one at that. America's Eiffel Tower. Hauntingly perfect. Day or night. 50 flags. Dry fit to the sky. Plus the story of the stones changing halfway up, great for kids.
  • I remember when I was a kid and I went up to the very top of the Monument. It was the best thing ever. I hope it will re-open soon. The Monument dominates the Washington skyline and it rightfully deserves to. It honors one of the greatest man to ever live and our most important and greatest President.
  • Amazing and tall. If you have never been here than you probably don't know how tall it really is. Although the elevator to the top is closed until 2019, it is still definitely worth a stop on a trip to D.C.
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