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Washington Monument in DC

Part of the spectacular collection of museums and memorials on the National Mall, this soaring white obelisk Monument is dedicated to the country's first president: George Washington. One of the most striking features of the city, the Washington Monument in DC offers a fantastic view of the surrounding area, along with Ranger Talks and guided tours. Planning on visiting the Washington Monument? Please note that the structure is currently closed for repairs following a 2011 earthquake however , you can still admire it as you stroll along the mall.

Details

Hours -

9AM-10PM May 31 to September 6, 9AM-5PM September 7 to May 30

Prices -

Free, but ticket is required

Events -

Ranger talks, bike tours, walking tours

Activities

  • Reserve a ticket and go to the top of the obelisk
  • Stroll the circular colonnade around the tower
  • Please note: monument is currently closed
    for repairs
  • Pay your respects to George Washington, the country's first president
  • Sign up for a Ranger Talk or tour to learn more

Design

Inspired by the obelisks of Ancient Egypt, this four-sided tower features a pointed top and is made of marble, granite and bluestone gneiss. The tower tapers towards the top and is surrounded by a circular colonnade.

Monument Dedication

The monument was dedicated on February 21, 1885 in front of 800 people. It was the tallest building in the world until the Eiffel Tower was constructed in Paris in 1889.

FAQs

  • What is near the Washington Monument?

    This stunning obelisk is located on the National Mall near many of the country’s greatest treasures, including the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, Smithsonian Museums, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and more.
  • What events take place on the National Mall?

    All year long you’ll find Ranger Talks at various memorials on the mall, along with guided walking tours and bike tours.

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