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. Put Washington Monument on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Washington DC trip planner.
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  • It is just a different feeling seeing the Washington Monument tower above you. It was quite nice for the monument to be surrounded by grass and a path which allowed for visitors to stroll around and.....  more
    It is just a different feeling seeing the Washington Monument tower above you. It was quite nice for the monument to be surrounded by grass and a path which allowed for visitors to stroll around and.....  more »
  • As a kid I always wanted to go up in the Washington Monument (went to DC 3 times), but never had the chance. We got tickets for our family this time though!! It was so cool and one of the highlights.....  more
    As a kid I always wanted to go up in the Washington Monument (went to DC 3 times), but never had the chance. We got tickets for our family this time though!! It was so cool and one of the highlights.....  more »
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  • This Monument is way bigger in actual than expected. Amazing place to visit in DC and mark it in your wish list. I visited during Cherry Blossom 🌸 festival and enjoyed kite festival as well. Couldn’t go at the top as it needs to have tickets in advanced. This is located in between Capitol and Lincoln Memorial. Flags around the monument make it more beautiful. Just visit, enjoy and make memories.
  • I haven't been to the monument since I was a child about 10 years old. It was such a beautiful view 16 years later as an adult. The size surpasses anything in the Washington DC area, the way the sun hits it in the afternoon and the overall history of the are will blow you away. You can also go inside during business hours and enjoy some exhibits.

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