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Washington Monument
Washington Monument
2 15th St NW, Washington, DC, 20007 | 202-426-6841
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Washington Monument Tours

Ride an express elevator to the top of this soaring architectural landmark for an incredible bird's eye view of Washington, DC. Dedicated to the father of the country, this tower climbs to an impressive 555 feet. At the time of its completion in the 1880s, it was the tallest building in the world. Today it is still a defining icon of the nation's capital. National Park Rangers are on hand to share Washington Monument facts, and it is located a little over two miles from our hotel near Nationals Park.


Prices -

 Free, same-day tickets

Hours -

 9 am to 5 pm; Summers until 10 pm


  • Tours
  • Ranger Programs
  • Holiday Events


  • History
  • Sightseeing
  • City Views
  • Architecture
  • Picnics


  • When was the monument built?

    This famous marble and granite tower has a long history. It was officially dedicated in 1885, but it took years to complete the project. Construction started in 1848 but was halted from 1854 to 1877 due to a lack of funds. An elevator was added in 1889, and it recently underwent renovations in 2014 after an earthquake.
  • Can you get free tickets?

    Same-day passes are available at the ticket window of the Washington Monument Lodge located on 15th Street. Supplies are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a fee of $1.50, you can also reserve tickets in advance. All tickets include a specific timetable to report to the monument for your tour.

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