Washington Monument

Local nameWashington Monument
LocationWashington D.C., United States

The gigantic obelisk (in fact the tallest obelisk and the tallest stone structure in the world) commemorates George Washington – the first president of the USA. The Washington Monument is not only an icon of the city but also one of the most iconic landmarks of the whole country.

Its cornerstone was laid in 1848 and it was opened in 1889. There are 896 steps leading to the top of the monument. They are not usually open to the public due to the safety concerns.

Unfortunately, the monument is closed until spring 2019 due to the renovations of the elevator. You can get here by subway, Smithsonian Station (blue, orange and silver lines).

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Opening hours

The last tour begins by 4:00 p.m.


Advanced Ticket Reservation Fee - $1.00

For more details of reservation and Same Day Pick Up Ticket ($0.00) visit the official website.

All visitors (including children ages 2+) must have a ticket to enter the Washington Monument.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkservice/

Twitter https://twitter.com/natlparkservice

More information http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice

Phone +1 202 426 6841

Address 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024, United States

Coordinates 38°53'22.09" N -77°2'6.899" E

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