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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
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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday

I highly recommend to see the Washington Monument with a guided tour. They tell very interesting stories you wouldn't know yourself. Then this simple monument becomes much more than just a very very big toothpick.

Thank Elin R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was staying in Dupointe Circle and I must say it was quite the trek to get to the monument. If you are walking this monument appears to be a lot closer than you think but it's not. So if you are up for a...More

Thank MNicoleS375
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing more than that. But maybe because it was 99F in July when we were there, it was not of much interest or entertaining for us.

Thank Edwin R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Can be seen from just about everywhere this side of Scotland. Its amazing, stands proudly as the monument you just have to get to the top of ... its proud, its bit and its two colors ... wonderful

Thank Debsiebee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with family. Wife son daughter in law and granddaughter. Unfortunately it's still nothing open. But it's still overwhelming. A must see.

Thank MilesL44
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unusual structure that offers no more than walking around,looking up and taking pics. Still...it's our history and I was thrilled.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Much larger in real life than it seems on the TV or from a distance. Its so iconic that for me it was a must see. It was quite crowded right underneath the memorial but its surrounded by green space so you can break away...More

Thank leebC1108OR
Reviewed 2 days ago

The structure itself is huge, but it also has an interesting perspective as it's just about the mid point of the National Mall. Looking from the slight hill it's on, toward the Lincoln Memorial you'll see the whole of the World War II Memorial and...More

Thank Cara S
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the National Mall head east to reach the 'Washington Monument' structure. Its amazing... to photograph. Saw a lot tourists with selfie sticks... Don't forget to savor 'Candy Ice-creams' & popcorn on the lawns... For the kids its the best place to play... Kindly advise...More

Thank Cshastry2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Choices don't describe my party. Something absolutely worth seeing/visiting, but after 2019 when the elevator replacement will be completed. The guide of a group I was not part said the monument is held together only by placing each piece on top of the previous. Only...More

Thank Artie S
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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 .
Mary H
19 August 2016|
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Response from VaTropicalParadise | Reviewed this property |
About 30 minutes. When you get to the top, you theoretically can spend as much time as you want. Most people spend about 15 minutes taking in the views and reading the information on the walls before heading back to the... More