Washington Monument, Washington DC

4.5
NOTE: Washington Monument is closed indefinitely for repairs.

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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  • While I could say that it is simply an "obelisk" is part of a whole, the National Mall, it shines, is imposing all surrounded with flags of the United States impossible not to happen to know it!
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  • Loved this place - one thing I will say is that April is a quiets month! Excellent for photo opportunities  more »
  • Although it was closed we still enjoyed seeing the monument. You can see it from all different places in the city. Even from inside the White House.  more »
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  • All though i wasn't able to go up or inside of the Washington Monument, i would say, it is a great experience. When in DC its so cool to immerse yourself in our nation's history... the best part about it is that it's free to see it. Yo uh really can't go wrong here. Just remember to bring water and a good pair of walking shoes.
  • Such a powerful and magnificent monument. This iconic landmark can be see for miles and you must go see it up close. To my knowledge you cannot go up top anymore due to structural issues but that may have changed. If it has, you should definitely take the time and spend the money to go up top. The surrounding grounds are well maintained and if you need to stop for a rest, there are benches and the lawn is always manicured so you can just plop down and rest. Please go see this and experience one of the most iconic monuments in DC.
  • Seeing the Washington monument was amazing, I highly recommend going at night if you can. It is a different and wonderful experience! A must see on your visit to DC. Also, all the food trucks can be found on the side away from the Lincoln memorial which is convenient.
  • The nation's capital is an amazing place to roam around and relax. There are many attractions like the Washington Monument and depending on when you come there will be some activity or another happening. Some weekends are busier than others especially around the cherry blossom and kite festival time period. I always enjoy this area it is nice and relaxing to just enjoy the view.
  • Very good place to walk and take your family and take pictures. You may need to wear tennis shoes, if you want to enjoy everything. No establish trash cans and no restrooms available. So go the bathroom before you arrive there and be ready to spend at least 3 hours.
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