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 Washington Monument is iconic and impressive in the daylight as well as the night time. I regret that we did not get to ride the elevator to the top. You can apply the day before to get them... 
    The Washington Monument is iconic and impressive in the daylight as well as the night time. I regret that we did not get to ride the elevator to the top. You can apply the day before to get them...  more »
  • Greatest plce to visit ! Washington Monument can be seen all over the DC area, and so I decided to get up close and see just how tall it is from the bottom. It is massive! 
    Greatest plce to visit ! Washington Monument can be seen all over the DC area, and so I decided to get up close and see just how tall it is from the bottom. It is massive!  more »
  • We waited and booked the exact 30 days out so we had tickets for the day we wished to go. The monument is completely worth the time and walk over to go up to the top. Great views of all the major DC.....  more
    We waited and booked the exact 30 days out so we had tickets for the day we wished to go. The monument is completely worth the time and walk over to go up to the top. Great views of all the major DC.....  more »
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  • Very cool piece of history. The elevator ride is very quick. You get great views of the National Mall from the top. Seeing the stone behind the glass is nice. The State carvings were very cool. The rangers are very knowledgeable and give you all the time you need to check out the 500 foot and 490 foot levels. Make sure you get tickets early. They are available 30 days and 1 day in advance online and morning of in person.
  • This monument is impressive and amazing to visit the grounds are really clean, a lot security around. Great place to walk around, ride a bike, relax, take pictures and/or have lunch from the food trucks. The structure is magnificent piece of Art, the monument is more beautiful in person, I definitely recommend it to anyone. The Washington Monument is an obelisk within the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army (1775–1784) in the American Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States (1789–1797).
  • Wonderful structure so tall that I can see it from our flight. Central attraction of the mall. You can take the some awesome view of surroundings from the top. But you have to get the tickets 30 days before. One days advance tickets are very rarely available. So try for the 1 month before tickets those are easy to get. Public restrooms is near by.
  • I would say the Washington Monument is a cool piece of architecture and an important part of the US history. However, I personally do not like its look, and I don't think it fits into the DC. I have seen the original plans for its final look, and they were so much better and more beautiful. I definitely recommend taking a tour to the top of the Monument, it is a must see. The views are beautiful, and there are nice historical exhibitions. Book the tour in advance if you can. If not, please arrive EARLY to buy same-day tickets. Selling starts 8:45, make sure to be there an hour before that. Otherwise good look. It is worth.
  • Be sure to buy tickets 30 days in advance, only $1 to reserve. I was there a little early and as it was quite they let us in, you go through security and then up the lift, you arrive to the top floor to look a views, then Go downstairs to a small museum, then on the way down the lift it slows to show you old stones that were gifted during it’s construction. Would highly recommend

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