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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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  • Very good29%
  • 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

One of the must sees in DC. Monuments come in all sizes and this one is known everywhere...Lovely panorama and conveniently located to the Holocaust Museum which should not be missed as well.

Thank pumpkinj2017
Reviewed yesterday

Was not allowed to go to the top. Bring comfortable walking shoes and a selfie stick. Lots of visitors here.

Thank Regina H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I grew up in DC and haven't lived there in over 20 years. The museum and monuments were my favorite places to visit as a kid so when I have the chance to go, I really enjoy it. We visited the Washington Monument but since...More

Thank pattieatwell
Reviewed 2 days ago

Watched the 4th of July fireworks here and the Washington Monument makes a fantastic backdrop for the fireworks. Unfortunately the monument is still closed so you can't go to the top, but it's still worth a visit if you're on the mall seeing something else.

Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 2 days ago

To see it on a postcard and to see it up close and personal are two different things. Thank God for an opportunity of a lifetime.

Thank alexandrina55
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tower is really an imposing one leaving a lot to your imagination. Great views of the city including the Lincoln memorial and the white house from this spot. Also a good view of the newest museum in DC the African American museum.

Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not take a tour to the top as we have been to enough tall structures on our trip, but we walked around it and its a nice part of the national mall walk, well worth the visit, I think you can book online...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I highly recommend stopping at the Monument at night! It was amazing to see it lit up along with the whole city. I’m so glad we decided to take the walk downtown to see it. You have to be there to fully appreciate the true...More

Thank maria d
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a thing to see, a huge place to relax a bit. The marine band was playing a free concert that day and we got a chance to listen. One of the best things to see in Washington. Just an absolute awe of a structure

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really neat to see up close. We ended up taking a tour bus which I'd recommend as a way to see everything with young kids.

Thank lindsay0215
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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.
3 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