Washington Monument, Washington DC

4.5
NOTE: Washington Monument is closed indefinitely for repairs.

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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  • I had always wanted to see the capitol from here, but unfortunately the memorial was closed for repairs. But it is a great experience walking around the lawns of the memorial and take some great shots...  more »
  • Too bad for the construction but bucket list checked. Nice place to walk around and lots of views for pictures.  more »
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  • Great place to visit. An absolute must for everyone! A piece of history. I cannot imagine how anyone could give this less than 5 stars. It's amazing, and 10 stars in my book!
  • A massive obelisk, commemorating the life of George Washington; this monument dominates the central DC vista. You can’t get up close and personnel, but what you can do is honour its fame by photographing your close friends and family holding it up, standing beside it with their fingers on top, or leaning jauntily against it. Just head out a short way from the monument, perhaps towards the corner of Constitution and 17th and if you are prepared to lie down in the grass wielding a camera and give very specific instructions to other members of your party, you can take some memorable photos.
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