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The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is a beautiful architectural landmark that can be seen from all points in our Nation's Capital. This stunning tribute to the country's first president is one of the top attractions in the city. Rising to an impressive height of over 555 feet, the Washington Monument DC can be toured with reserved tickets from the National Park Service.



- Currently closed due to an earthquake.


- Free to the public.


  • See a National Treasure
  • Guided Tours
  • Climb the Tower
  • Interpretive Programs

Parking, Directions & Public Transit

The Washington Monument is centrally located on the National Mall and easily accessible by public transit with parking facilities available within walking distance.

History of the monument.

The Washington Monument was built from 1848 to 1884 in stages until it became the tallest stone structure in the world and the world's tallest obelisk. It honors the first President of the United States.


  • What are the hours of operation?

    Due to an earthquake in 2011 the monument is currently closed to the public.
  • How tall is the monument?

    The Washington Monument rises to 555 feet and 5/18 inches tall.

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