Skip to main content
Washington, D.C. 2019 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20006
  • The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument - Landmark To A Leader

Built in tribute to George Washington, Founding Father and the first President of the United States, the Washington Monument is a shining centerpiece of the National Mall. Standing 555 feet tall, the Egyptian-style marble obelisk was designed by Robert Mills and constructed in two phases from 1848-1884. Explore the history exhibits before embarking on a ranger-led elevator ride to a 500-foot-high observation deck. There, you'll get a bird's-eye view of Washington, DC landmarks like the White House, the Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Arboretum, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Potomac River. Once claiming title as the world's tallest building, the Washington Monument remains the tallest stone structure on Earth.


Prices -

 Entry to the monument is free, however tickets are required. Visit the National Park Service website for ticketing information.

Hours -

 Open daily from 9am-5pm (Labor Day-Memorial Day); 9am-10pm (Memorial Day-Labor Day), except July 4th and December 25th.


  • Every Kid In A Park Initiative
  • Junior Ranger Events
  • Cherry Blossom Festival


  • Observation Deck 
  • History Exhibits
  • Guided Tours 
  • Junior Ranger Programs
  • Gift Shop & Bookstore
  • Bike Tours


Driving Direction to The Washington Monument
or Hotel Lombardy
Write a Comment
By submitting this form, you consent to share the comment along with your name on the site. We do not sell personal data to third parties. Your email address will not be made public but maybe used by us for communication purposes. If you are below 16 years of age, you are required to obtain prior permission from your legal guardian(s). If you wish to access or erase your personal information, you can do so by submitting your details here.
Check Availability Slide Up