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2117 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
Washington Monument
Washington Monument
2 15th St NW, Washington, DC, 20007 | 202-426-6841
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Washington Monument: A Symbol of National Pride with Incredible Views

Built in honor of President George Washington, the Washington Monument is one of the most recognizable and iconic structures in the world. A centerpiece of the National Mall, the 555-foot marble obelisk is a symbol of national pride and American achievement. Step into the Ring of Flags, pass the lobby's stoic statue of George Washington, and enjoy a narrated elevator ride up to the panoramic observation deck. From 500-feet up, you'll enjoy sweeping, bird's eye views of the city's many monuments and government buildings, including the White House and Capitol Building. After experiencing awe-inspiring views of Washington, D.C.,  visit the monument's museum to learn more about the monument's storied history.


Prices - 

Free (Advanced tickets have $1.50 service charge.)

Hours - 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (National holiday times vary.)


  • National Mall Ceremonies
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Cherry Blossom Festival


  • Narrated Tour
  • Museum
  • Sightseeing
  • Commemorative Stones
  • Observation Deck


  • How high up the monument does the tour take you?

    Although the monument is 555-feet tall, the observation deck is located at 500 feet. From this height, you can see all of Washington, D.C.'s monuments, government buildings, as well as surrounding national parks. To visit the museum, you simply walk down one flight of steps from the deck. The elevator ride up takes about 70 seconds, while the ride down takes approximately two minutes.
  • Are monument tours Handicap Accessible?

    Yes, monument tours are wheelchair accessible. The elevator to the observation deck is located on the lobby floor, which is accessible by sidewalks that lead into the monument. Although stairs are used to reach the monument's museum from the observation deck, visitors with limited mobility may use a designated elevator to the museum, then continue the rest of the tour with their group.

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