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Washington Monument

Washington Monument
Category: Attractions
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Washington Monument

Towering 555 feet into the air, the Washington Monument dominates the DC skyline as a symbolic tribute to George Washington's Presidential fortitude and wisdom. A 500-foot elevator ride to the top of the classical obelisk offers sweeping views of the nation's capital, where you'll look down on some of the country's most famous structures and memorials.


Hours -

9:00 am to 5:00 pm regular hours / 9:00 am to 10:00 pm summer hours

Prices -

Free of charge


  • Guided tour
  • 500-foot elevator ride to observation deck
  • Exhibits
  • Junior Ranger booklets for kids


At 555 feet high, the Washington Monument offers exceptional views of the surrounding city; however, the attraction may not be suitable for visitors who are uncomfortable with crowding, elevators, heights or enclosed spaces.


  • How do you book a tour?

    The Washington Monument ticket window offers free, same-day tickets. You can also make advance reservations via the monument's official website.
  • 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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