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Washington Monument: A Symbolic Tribute

Towering 555 feet above the National Mall, the Washington Monument dominates the DC skyline as a symbolic tribute to George Washington's Presidential fortitude and wisdom. Soar up the elevator ride to the top of the classical obelisk stone structure offering panoramic views of the nation's capital. As one of the tallest buildings in the world, the monument lets you look down on the country's most famous landmarks and memorials, including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and Capitol Hill.


Hours -

9:00 am to 5:00 pm regular hours / Closed until Spring 2019 for renovations.

Prices -

Advanced reservation tickets are $1.50. Same day Tickets are free but on first come, first serve basis.


  • Guided Tours
  • Sightseeing
  • Exhibits
  • Photography
  • Observation Deck
  • Ranger Programs


  • Does the Washington Monument Offer Tours?

    Yes. Park Rangers offer several daily guided tours and talks. Same-day tickets to the Washington Monument are free, but on first come, first serve basis. Head to the Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street, adjacent to the Washington Monument, or you can also make advanced online reservations for $1.50. If you want to explore on two wheel, bike are permitted.
  • What are some interesting facts on the monument?

    An engineering marvel at the time of its creation, The Washington Monument boasts some interesting features, including 897 steps and 15-foot walls. Made up of 36,491 blocks and weighing 90,854 tons, it's the tallest free standing masonry structure in the world.

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