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Washington Monument

2 15th St. NW, Near 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-426-6841
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The Washington Monument elevator is closed until spring 2019.
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  • Average9%
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2 15th St. NW, Near 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday

Currently under restoration (elevator repair), this monument is amazing. Photos don't do it justice - standing on the grounds, you get a real sense of the majesty of this structure

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful monument. A good experience just to go see it. We got lucky and had a brisk but sunny day. Definitely something to see

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the most famous monuments in Washington dedicated to our Founding Father. It attracts crowds of visitors daily.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very impressive monument and can be seen from almost anywhere in the surrounding area. It's a great photo op and is very intriguing. Definitely go and explore and have fun.

Thank TMcKenna137
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm glad most attractions in DC are within walking distance from one another, as there is so much to see and do! The Washington Monument is impressive and it's located in a beautiful area of the city. I'm sure the view from inside the monument...More

Thank dreamer8313
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wherever you are in the Capitol this is the one monument that can be seen from almost anywhere. Best viewed from the Lincoln Memorial when looking over the reflective pool. Such an iconic scene which is obviously the reason you see it in so many...More

Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 1 week ago

'twas very cold and snowing, saw this from a distance - it's beautiful, wish it was still allowed to go inside. Not a far walk at all, I do suggest getting an uber to this side of town and walking to the different monuments.

Thank Nathaly22V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, we didn't make it inside, but this is must see if only to get a family picture on your DC trip. Located at the end of the mall across from the Capitol building

Thank LAT681
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was just amazing, how huge the monument is at night is amazing for pictures , just to know that this has been standing for such a long time, the city was amazing

Thank Juan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument is enormous. You feel like an ant next to it.. dissaponted that is was closed and it will not reopened till 2019 maybe???

Thank lhefling
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Vicki S
12 October 2017|
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Response from Leland W | Reviewed this property |
As long as there’s not maintenance it’s open year round.
14 April 2017|
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Response from Lisanne10n | Reviewed this property |
It is closed until the Spring of 2019.
2 September 2016|
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Response from KRAMA200 | Reviewed this property |
Typically cancellations are done at the Visitor Centrex or at the Park Rangers Office. I have seen it being done at Visitor Centrex in some places though I have not done it .