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. To visit Washington Monument and other attractions in Washington DC, use our Washington DC tour planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is an amazing sight! The ranger on the property was more than happy to answer any of our questions, and was very helpful and knowledgeable.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The Obelisk is one of the key points of the most beautiful and visited Washington, born to commemorate the first President of the United States of America George Washington. I highly recommend you go see it if you placed on the Lincoln Memorial you can admire it as is reflected along the Reflecting Pool.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Washington represents the birth of a nation and justly Americans have dedicated a mammoth monument. Unfortunately it was not possible to visit internally because until 2019 will work.
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  • April 11, 2017
    One of my favorite D.C. afternoons was at the Washington Memorial. We walked around the amazing structure, then got lunch from a halal food truck and picnicked on the Mall. (I suggest bringing a lightweight blanket in your day pack for impromptu picnics between sites.) The elevator is currently being renovated so there was no opportunity to go up to the top. The bird's eye view would have been lovely, but I was fine to see everything on foot. The food trucks offer an excellent selection and reasonable prices. The vendors on foot selling drinks are the cheapest option for water and Gatorade.
  • June 17, 2017
    I think we take the Washington Monument for granted a bit. It needs to be experienced up close. You can see it from all over the city, but you really need to get up close and personal to get the true experience. Recommend taking the walk to get up to it and take it all in.
  • April 28, 2017
    The monument gets a bad rap lately with it being under construction a lot. Amazing piece of architecture best viewed after sunset. If you have the opportunity to travel inside to the top, please do so at least once in your lifetime. You will not regret the amazing views.
  • June 25, 2017
    It is the Washington Monument. If you're going, one would think you are going intentionally. If you hope to see the Washington Monument, it is here. You will not be disappointed. If you are disappointed, then you didn't intend to see the Washington Monument and you should check your map. Enjoy.
  • July 3, 2017
    A white marble monument! Has ample space around to walk.. the night view of monument is spectacular..

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