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Washington Monument

Monument / Landmark, Scenic Lookout, and Historic Site
Southwest Washington, Washington
  • Ros47 D.
    "Reminiscent of the Obelisk of Deimos, though not as tall or pointy."(9 Tips)
    "Best pictures come at sunset from the WW2 monument"(49 Tips)
    "Not looking directly down the National Mall but that didn't matter."(6 Tips)
    Ankush S.
    "Though tours to the top of the monument have been closed..."(8 Tips)
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  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaubOctober 14
    A must visit in DC
  • Apostolos S.
    Apostolos SamarasSeptember 29
    No words. Just spectacular.
  • Karina C.
    Karina CampbellSeptember 3
    Nice experience. It was fun to lay down and pretend we were walking up the building
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii LutskoAugust 19
    Looks amazing but closed till 2019 :(
  • Slightly P.
    Closed until 2019! You can still sit and walk around it, but you can't physically go in it until 2019.
  • Caress T.
    Love the sites
  • Amy C.
    I mean it's a must visit in DC.
  • Jeffery J.
    Take a cool selfie by putting the tip of your finger on the top of the monument.
  • Kris W.
    so beautiful a must see in d.c.
  • Candice W.
    Spectacular view.
  • Nita S.
    Nita SmileyfaceJune 4
    Been here 5+ times
    Diabetes Walk today!!
  • Miguel
    MiguelJune 4
    Visit at night, and if you stare at a flat side long enough it becomes one with the sky.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Ann O.
    One of the must see places in DC
  • Joseph G.
    If you are going to #Washington DC-- go see the monuments in the day & at night
  • Sandro D.
    A must see in Washington
  • Cidomar B.
    Nice town axis views. Good place to take a sit and just watch the life...
  • Calla S.
    Amazing monument! There are bathrooms nearby.
  • Erik R.
    Bummer, I feel like every time I come here the elevator is out of service! One of these years I'll reach the top...
  • S
    SApril 14
    part of Washington monuments, at the moment is closed indefinitely
  • Dave L.
    Dave LazApril 10
    The monument will remain closed to visitors until 2019.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Here for kite flying for cherry blossom festivities
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff S.March 19
    The WM is closed until spring 2019. But you can still do a walking tour to see the monuments and museums around the National Mall. If you love history and our country then you won't be disappointed.
  • Murad G.
    Lovely place, so calm and peaceful
  • Doug W.
    Doug WMarch 2
    One of these days I'm gonna make it to the top.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WeinsteinFebruary 14
    1633 Q St. NW, Washington, DC-20009
  • Ana R.
    Ana RiveraJanuary 29
    So beautiful 👌
  • Bikabout
    BikaboutJanuary 27
    The Washington Monument and the whole Mall, for that matter, are best seen and experienced at night. Travel guide -
  • Peter L.
    Peter LadaJanuary 25
    Been broken for long. 💩
  • Kiley K.
    Kiley KDecember 10, 2016
    This is so cool to see it's massive and has a lot of cool history
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesNovember 22, 2016
    Best view is from the Lincoln memorial
  • Manu V.
    Manu VethNovember 19, 2016
    Come see it!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezNovember 5, 2016
    Really nice I took the pic from afar but the seen is beautiful
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyOctober 16, 2016
    Icon of DC
  • Simona O.
    Simona OzomováOctober 7, 2016
    It even looks bigger than on pictures!
  • Guillodf
    GuillodfSeptember 18, 2016
    Beautiful spot in Washington, great view of DC, very well kept, Illumination during the night is amazing!! You need a ticket to enter into the monument.
  • Dan
    DanSeptember 9, 2016
    Great view if the elevator works.
  • Angelo P.
    Angelo PaundeJuly 23, 2016
    Nice to be in this historical and welcoming monument. It touched my heart.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGJuly 6, 2016
    Beautiful place to watch the fireworks on the 4th.
  • Elvis T.
    Great place for photos and relaxing.
  • Jacob L.
    Jacob LawsonJune 29, 2016
    Very cool to see it up close in person. We sat down in the grass there and right away my mom found a four leaf clover
  • Samir L.
    Samir LJune 29, 2016
    Reserve tickets in advance online (sometimes months in advance) or show up first thing in the AM for day-of tickets.
  • Luis L.
    Luis LopezMay 31, 2016
    enjoy the view in this open space...
  • Nik D.
    Nik DawsonMay 7, 2016
    Go at night if you can.
  • Umut Arıkan
    Umut ArıkanApril 23, 2016
    It is the most impressing landmark I've seen so far.
  • Sierra B.
    Sierra BarkdollMarch 30, 2016
    Strong and tall, symbolizing america
  • Babo B.
    Babo BubyMarch 26, 2016
    Amazing place! Wonderful views!
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AlyousefMarch 26, 2016
    Happy Friday all
  • Carlos J.
    Carlos JuárezMarch 23, 2016
    Excursions and mirador
  • Ting
    TingFebruary 25, 2016
    Completed in 1884,5 years b4 the Effiel Tower, @555 ft, this was the tallest bldg in the world then. Now it is the tallest structure in Washington DC. Great views all round at the top. Free admission.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 10, 2016
    One of DC's landmarks !
  • Emmanuel G.
    Emmanuel GalvanJanuary 23, 2016
    The view from the top is A MUST ! Totally worth waking up early in the morning. Best view of Washington you'll ever get.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DesaiJanuary 17, 2016
    Go around dusk
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaJanuary 16, 2016
    Take the tour it is actually worth it. Especially for the elevator ride.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyJanuary 7, 2016
    In order to get tickets, you have to line up EARLY! Plan ahead.
  • Ewelina G.
    Ewelina GrodzkaJanuary 5, 2016
    Historical context
  • Jay C' 🏉 H.
    Jay C' 🏉 HuertaDecember 30, 2015
    Colder than your ex's heart
  • Bradford R.
    Bradford RileyDecember 24, 2015
    Book tickets in advance or arrive very early.
  • Augusto C.
    Augusto CarlsonDecember 16, 2015
    Worth visiting. Beatiful D.C. view from the top. The tickets are free, but you need to get them early in the morning.
  • Cengiz E.
    Cengiz EkenDecember 16, 2015
    Great environment
  • jeyo
    jeyoDecember 14, 2015
    Nothing beats a little sight seeing and people watching.
  • J. T.
    J. T.December 13, 2015
    Absolutely beautiful. Great views all around. Worthy of your time.
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogNovember 30, 2015
  • Mary N.
    Mary NamestnikNovember 28, 2015
    Absolutely beautiful at night--my fiancé proposed there! Much larger than you'd expect. If you want to go to the top, book tickets ahead!
  • Fat DaddyBoogie
    Fat DaddyBoogieNovember 25, 2015
    Dawn at the Washington monument
  • Silviu B.
    Silviu ButunoiNovember 25, 2015
    Taller than me for one. But nice and intriguing.
  • Kia S.
    Kia SaundersNovember 25, 2015
    Very cool to see in person.
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoNovember 20, 2015
    Very scenic, probably one of the best spots in DC. Lots of history, and often the center of protests, political movements and activity. Near lots of fun and entertaining things to do.
  • cansu u.
    cansu ugurluNovember 12, 2015
    Book before weeks to get in!
  • Thanasis
    ThanasisNovember 2, 2015
  • Joe C.
    Joe CooperNovember 1, 2015
    Beautiful at sunset.
  • Meghan P.
    Meghan PrattOctober 12, 2015
    Windows are a little dirty
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireOctober 8, 2015
    I always wanted to come here!
  • Ivy Agnes N.
    Ivy Agnes NguyenAugust 30, 2015
    Amazing seeing this up close.
  • Holly S.
    Holly Spencer-DunnAugust 27, 2015
    A stunning place to watch the sunset!
  • Ahmed B.
    Ahmed BarnawiAugust 19, 2015
    I miss rate this place when I put in happy icon thinking it is emoji
  • Gina D.
    Gina DAugust 18, 2015
    Tough to get advance tickets. Send an emissary at 8:30am to get up to 6 tickets for your group entry later.
  • Trenton N.
    Trenton NettlesAugust 16, 2015
    Beautiful location. Nice trail to walk around
  • Ary O.
    Ary OteroAugust 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure get tickets ahead of time online
  • James C.
    James CAugust 16, 2015
    Good monument. Must get their early so that you can get tickets to the top.
  • Mariam F.
    Mariam FostokAugust 13, 2015
    It is very beautiful!
  • DM
    DMJuly 25, 2015
    You can see it from all over the city – it's everywhere!
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BrowneJuly 23, 2015
    Very beautiful. It has a great view of the White House. It's also SUPER high
  • Wimby
    WimbyJuly 21, 2015
  • Yessica P.
    Yessica PalaciosJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful view in DC
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    One of my favorite places on the mall. Great views in every direction.
  • Savannah B.
    Savannah BrooksJuly 11, 2015
    The monument itself
  • Alina H.
    Alina HBJuly 6, 2015
    Nice, you can go up to the top but you have to go really early, try the shared bikes service!!
  • Fawaz A.
    Fawaz AlmalikJuly 4, 2015
    Taking pictures with Saad
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisJune 23, 2015
    Sunset in the summer looking down to Lincoln is the best!
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillardJune 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy tickets online or go early and wait. Though during tourist season, the wait is futile.
  • Ian B.
    Ian Bryant-SmithJune 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lie down at the base with your feet touching it and feel like you're standing on a sidewalk.
  • Jill H.
    Jill HuppeJune 20, 2015
    Get your tickets early if you want to go up in the monument.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJune 19, 2015
    Here's the challenge: who can get the best photo of the monument at the edge of the Reflecting Pool? Read more
  • Kayla
    KaylaJune 19, 2015
    Get there very early before the ticket window opens (0830) .
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SwansonJune 7, 2015
    The gift store!
  • Britt A.
    Britt AntonyMay 30, 2015
    Big white penis lol
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DMay 29, 2015
    Nice work area.. Parking always a problem
  • Simmi H.
    Amazing support free tower! 555 feet tall memorial for George Washington. Lovely view from the top of the monument. Must see!!
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SmithMay 13, 2015
    Very cool! You need tickets early to get up.
  • The Product Poet
    The Product PoetMay 13, 2015
    Lay down on your back and rest your feet against the monument. Then take a picture shooting up the monument.
  • Malcom C.
    This is a great place for a picnic and to take your friends who are visiting from out of town.
  • Niels S.
    Niels SwimbergheMay 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come really early, around 7, to for tickets for the top
  • Malcom C.
    Great place for a picnic lunch.
  • Emily
    EmilyMay 5, 2015
    When people say, "get there early," they mean it. Arrived 30 min early (in early May) and there were already 40 people in line. Only waited 7 min to get to the front but it's low tourism season.
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaMay 3, 2015
    It's beautiful
  • stepher
    stepherApril 21, 2015
    If you go during peak Cherry Blossom season, you also get to see these beautiful blooms.
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZhangApril 17, 2015
    Best time to take picture right now with the cherry blossoms
  • Trever L.
    Trever LoyndApril 14, 2015
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsApril 14, 2015
    A beautiful homage to Egyptian architecture.
  • D
    DApril 14, 2015
    Cherry blossom
  • Hannah M.
    Hannah MueryApril 11, 2015
    Great photo op!
  • Anastasia M.
    Anastasia MyApril 1, 2015
    Awesome view from the top of the monument!
  • @mrfboyer
    @mrfboyerMarch 13, 2015
    Best pictures come at sunset from the WW2 monument
    Upvoted Oct 8
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanFebruary 27, 2015
    Go at night.
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenFebruary 23, 2015
    Architecturally it is quite interesting, however there is a better photo opportunity and the old post office
  • Norman M.
    Norman MoaFebruary 4, 2015
    Heading to the top
  • Giovanni C.
    Giovanni CorredorDecember 21, 2014
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyDecember 15, 2014
    Always a great view to take in, try and get it from all angles!
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LNovember 15, 2014
    beautiful architecture n great surroundings♥
  • Jared W.
    Jared WickNovember 9, 2014
    Don't forget to look up.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JorgensonNovember 6, 2014
    Quite phallic.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 6, 2014
    Great view of the National Mall. Be careful, it does get windy!
  • Zara K.
    Zara KhanOctober 24, 2014
    Worlds tallest obelisk!
  • Josh P.
    Josh ParkerOctober 16, 2014
    Be sure to get tickets early! Maybe even the day before you plan to visit.
  • Kelly
    KellyOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can wait in line very early and try to get a ticket to go to the top or you can pay $1.25 to reserve a ticket before your visit.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerOctober 4, 2014
    The center of DC
  • Josh E.
    Josh E.October 4, 2014
    Great to use as a sundial if you're an eccentric millionaire with a helicopter.
  • Tim E.
    Tim EdwardsSeptember 23, 2014
    Across the street from the White House
  • Andy🔥 F.
    Andy🔥 FeliciottiSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you plan on going up make sure to have tickets, you can get them online, otherwise you'll have to wait in line in the morning
  • Lyn E.
    Lyn EspirituSeptember 11, 2014
    Stone tower
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SharonSeptember 10, 2014
    Going up in Washington monument @ 1:30
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 4, 2014
    Hang out in the shadow of the monument.
  • Daniele G.
    Daniele GiustoAugust 29, 2014
    Yes, you're in Washington DC
  • Dana P.
    Dana PortnoyAugust 26, 2014
    beautiful breezy on top
  • Anderson D.
    Anderson DonasAugust 17, 2014
    Awesome! It's a nice place to spend a entire day
  • Joe C.
    Joe CruzAugust 16, 2014
    Go on a clear day. The views from just about every vantage point are amazing. Try to stay close to the elevator doors on the descent as you will get a good view of many of the memorial plaques inside.
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneyAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    On a clear day, visibility at the top is close to 30 milles!
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CAugust 11, 2014
    Make reservations online. You must have a ticket to go inside and they sell out incredibly early the day of.
  • Dmytro S.
    Dmytro SeredenkoAugust 9, 2014
    Tours are free, but you have to book couple months in advance.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Iconic monument
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LesterJune 24, 2014
    Great view! Book tickets in advance!
  • Miriam F.
    Miriam FemerlingJune 17, 2014
    Wake up early to get a ticket to the top of the memorial.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 19, 2014
    To take the most dramatic pictures, kneel, squat or lie in a prone position near the base. Get both the flags and the top of the monument in your frame.
  • Ayten K.
    Ayten KarasakalApril 18, 2014
  • Hot S.
    Hot SandApril 11, 2014
    If you have any energy left after your day of walking around D.C. Then you can attempt 897 steps. Personally I just took photos of it,
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconMarch 24, 2014
    Under construction so you cannot go to the top
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    It's big big
  • Susie E.
    Susie EastonDecember 14, 2013
    Amazing party of DC!!
  • Trust for the National Mall
    We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Washington Monument. Please join the Trust for the National Mall as we preserve this iconic park for future generations. Read more
  • Sam C.
    Sam CNovember 15, 2013
    Take pictures
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SteinerSeptember 29, 2013
    The Washington Monument is gorgeous at night.
  • David S.
    David ShirleySeptember 22, 2013
    I would advise you that if you plan on walking allot break in your new Shoes before you go on Vacation! You will enjoy it more! We had a good time up there there was a few times Read more Read more
  • Mo C.
    Mo ChiavSeptember 21, 2013
    Amazing to behold.
  • Alon
    AlonSeptember 14, 2013
    In construction
  • Marco M.
    Marco MancastroppaSeptember 12, 2013
    Close until 2014 for renovation
  • Kevin J.
    Kevin JonesSeptember 11, 2013
    Under construction /renovation
  • J Cameron G.
    J Cameron GullSeptember 7, 2013
    Come back when the scaffolding is gone.
  • Mandar S.
    Mandar ShidhoreSeptember 7, 2013
    Currently it is covered by some sort of metal casing for repair and this has taken away all its beauty.
  • Da Z.
    Da ZhangSeptember 5, 2013
    Just walk around and feel it.
  • Claire J.
    Claire JosephAugust 30, 2013
    Much bigger up close- that's what she said
  • KαÖωWɑäη
    KαÖωWɑäηAugust 4, 2013
    Beautiful monument in the sunny day.
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightJuly 31, 2013
    Still stunning in its envelope of scaffolding.
  • Rosa G.
    Rosa GraceyJuly 12, 2013
    Good place to take a rest
  • Alexander C.
    Alexander CuaJuly 12, 2013
    Monument repairs in progress. Scaffolding all around it.
  • Sheri C.
    Sheri CarboneJuly 6, 2013
    Couldn't go in. They are doing restoration to it.
  • John-and W.
    John-and WoodJuly 5, 2013
    4th fireworks!
  • andrew
    andrewJuly 5, 2013
    We nabbed a spot by the White House. Not looking directly down the National Mall but that didn't matter. Amazing!
  • Doug N.
    Doug NuferJuly 4, 2013
    Did you know...There's a tangram puzzle image of the Washington Monument? Read more
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    Be sure to make a lunch-date at Ben’s Chili Bowl – even the President eats there! Located at 1213 U St NW – Washington DC.
  • Diana P.
    Diana PJuly 1, 2013
    Make a lunch-date at Ben’s Chili Bowl – even the President eats there! Located at 1213 U St NW – Washington DC
  • Anniesa H.
    Anniesa HasibuanJune 30, 2013
    Nice place
  • Rob L.
    Rob LettieriJune 29, 2013
    Under scaffolding
  • Tonia TaknCharge C.
    always a nice outing with the kids
  • Avery J.
    Avery JaffeJune 23, 2013
    Closed for seismic repairs.
  • US National Archives
    Come watch 66,000 pounds of fireworks ignite the night this Fourth of July right here at the nation's capital! While there, check out this photo from 1986's firework display! Read more
  • Justin W.
    Justin WongJune 3, 2013
    The Washington......yeah you know.....
  • Cristina U.
    Fair enough. Mostly what one expects to see
  • Ros47 D.
    Ros47 DeltaMay 1, 2013
    Quite impressive and constructed without our intervention. Reminiscent of the Obelisk of Deimos, though not as tall or pointy.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KingApril 28, 2013
    Monuments by night
  • Matt M.
    Matt MApril 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    come and play kickball next to a national treasure and watch as tourists comically try to process what's going on.
  • Sebastian R.
    Sebastian RendonApril 24, 2013
    Wear sports gear so you can run.
  • Kris R.
    Kris RowleyApril 19, 2013
    The Jefferson Monument is moving. Must see! It captures the spirit of Jefferson - symmetry, wisdom and poetry! Thank you America!
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan OlumoyaApril 13, 2013
    It's very kawaii
  • Derek Z.
    Derek ZellerApril 13, 2013
    Just see it
  • Michael T.
    Michael TMarch 17, 2013
    Closed for construction.
  • Luke L.
    Luke LuMarch 6, 2013
    It seems cool from this spot~
  • Mazlan 7.
    Mazlan 7March 5, 2013
    Is the most prominent landmark in Washington, DC
  • Silvio S.
    Silvio SantosFebruary 26, 2013
    Opened everyday from 09:00 to 16:45. Booked visits costs US$1,50. Free non booked visitation
  • Peter N.
    Peter NehraFebruary 22, 2013
    It is closed for renovations
  • Cliff J.
    Cliff JeffersonFebruary 17, 2013
    Great thing to see advise bringing a hat if the wind is blowing and it is 32 degrees.
  • Ankush S.
    Ankush SaxenaFebruary 15, 2013
    Though tours to the top of the monument have been closed because of the earthquake, this place is great for picnics and admiring one of the nations most notable structures.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkFebruary 14, 2013
    This is the tallest stone structure and you can get a chance to go to the observation level and see around 50 miles in all directions. I would not recommend walking to the observation level.
  • Benjamin F.
    Benjamin FNovember 18, 2012
    On Aug 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred damaging the Monument. The NPS has temporarily closed the Monument and is assessing the damage to it. Seriously? It has been over a year. Fix it.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergNovember 13, 2012
    Damn....that is one TALL monument?!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsNovember 6, 2012
    Still closed due to damage from earthquake.
  • Robert N.
    Robert NgOctober 6, 2012
    eavesdrop on the tour guides for a free history lesson.. inside has been closed since last year's earthquake
  • Stuart B.
    Stuart BermanSeptember 2, 2012
    Expected to reopen in 2014
  • Affinia Hotel Collection
    You can walk the 896 steps to the observation level, but we’ll take the elevator. Once at the top enjoy an unrivaled view of the Capitol and beyond.
  • The Liaison Capitol Hill
    You can walk the 896 steps to the observation level, but we’ll take the elevator. Once at the top enjoy an unrivaled view of the Capitol and beyond.
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.August 21, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and see the washington monument.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KolanowskiJuly 24, 2012
    Lincoln looking back at Washington.
  • US National Archives
    Fireworks light the night sky by the Washington Monument in this photo, taken during ceremonies celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1951. Read more
  • US National Archives
    This photograph depicts President Truman delivering his speech at the Washington Monument during ceremonies commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1951. Read more
  • Iyat B.
    Iyat BeyJuly 14, 2012
    closed because of the earthquake
  • US National Archives
    This photograph depicts the vast crowd at the Washington Monument during ceremonies celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1951. Read more
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    Original elevator took 20 minutes to top (versus 70-75 seconds today). Women were not allowed to top. Men were entertained via cheese/wine on ride up. Full site history here<LINK> Read more
  • Julian K.
    Julian KrinskyJune 18, 2012
    Snap a picture of you next to one of the tallest structures in the world. We'd love to see it on Twitter: @jkcp.
  • Kate D.
    Kate DitzlerJune 2, 2012
    Windy days make a great place to fly kites!
  • Vincent M.
    Vincent MacalusoMay 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    See the monuments at night!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaMay 17, 2012
    Join the rally troops!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CopelandMay 17, 2012
    Don't forget breakfast. Wave at me!
  • PJ D.
    PJ DavisMay 16, 2012
    Feeling Presidential....
  • Abigail L.
    Abigail LougherMay 10, 2012
    Very nice to look at :)
  • Amy (@AmyPR) L.
    If you're here in the afternoon, bring a glove in the Spring and catch some pick up ball
  • James W.
    James WattMay 5, 2012
    My favorite place in DC to just sit and look around.
  • CJ B.
    CJ BrayMay 5, 2012
    Closed because earthquake caused structural damage
  • William T.
    William ThorneApril 8, 2012
    nice view and better since they put elevator in
  • J R.
    J RApril 8, 2012
    Count the number of American flags!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LopezApril 1, 2012
    Hope it opens soon
  • Jerrry G.
    Jerrry GMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is screaming masonic symbols. There is a spot that marks an exact ley line which is why this power structure is built here.
  • Ray Y.
    Ray YMarch 9, 2012
    The Washington Monument is a large, pre-War obelisk at the center of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It is a United States Presidential Memorial constructed to honor George Washington.
  • Tsanso L.
    Tsanso LiMarch 1, 2012
    The pride of America.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HurtekantFebruary 25, 2012
    Fantastic views! hard to believe that men could build such a great structure! Truly a wonder!!
  • Military Discounts Central
    In order to get lift tickets, you must reserve them 1 day in advance
  • The NolaN L.
    The NolaN LavinderFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to take a picture of yourself rolling on the grass when you check in! :-)
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HeddonFebruary 3, 2012
    Best NPS bathrooms. Use these before walking the tidal basin.
  • Close G.
    Close GitmoJanuary 11, 2012
    Jan 11(right now!): the National Day of Action Against Guantanamo & the NDAA! Join us at 1130 in Lafayette Square across from the White House. The program and march will run from Noon-2:30pm EST
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ConnerJanuary 2, 2012
    Great to see during the day even better at night !
  • Cozmik
    CozmikDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Many of my wedding shoots have this in the background, of course, its a classic DC monument! Great spot for using the natural light, sunrise/sets, the sky & much more!
  • Keith C.
    Keith CourtneyOctober 18, 2011
    Great views both day and night. The surrounding area needs a little tender love and care, but still good views of the Lincoln Memorial, White House, and US Captial.
  • Citizens United
    Citizens UnitedOctober 11, 2011
    Look up: You may not be able to see it, but on the eastern side of the capstone are the Latin Words Laus Deo: 'Praise be to God.' Learn more: Read more
  • Fare Buzz
    Fare BuzzOctober 10, 2011
    Built for George Washington, our first president of course, the Washington Monument stands 555 ft tall and is all marble.
  • Shane B.
    Shane BianchiniOctober 9, 2011
    Make sure to go very early if you plan on reserving same-day passes to go up.
  • Jared S.
    Jared SakOctober 5, 2011
    Get up close and experience the grandeur.
  • Josh Harcus
    Josh HarcusSeptember 27, 2011
    DC averages 39 inches of rainfall a year—more than Seattle.
  • Elisabeth W.
    Elisabeth WhiteSeptember 16, 2011
    Make sure you go all the way to the top. It's got a view of the DC like the Eiffel Tower has of Paris almost. Another must see.
  • Action America
    Action AmericaAugust 26, 2011
    Do a #high11 in front of the Washington Monument!! Raise both hands in the air & point your index fingers to the sky in a symbolic gesture of positive action. Tweet your photo to @Action_America
  • Irish T.
    Irish TiggerAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get on the park service website and reserve your tickets to go up.
  • Ruben C.
    Ruben Cisneros PerezAugust 22, 2011
    Early visitors can get tickets to get access to the monument top and thru the little windows can have a great view of the perfectly geometrical perspective of WDC
  • Rachel N.
    Rachel NicollAugust 22, 2011
    Public restrooms.
  • Dale
    DaleAugust 22, 2011
    Good place to avoid tourists at night: listen to the flags flapping in the wind with views of WH, Lincoln, WW2, etc.
  • Cindy S.
    Love the Kite Festival in the spring
  • Harish Kumar K.
    Harish Kumar KambamAugust 11, 2011
    Tickets for monument have to be reserved before. You have little chance to purchase them at the monument.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Eight windows atop the monument afford the best panorama of the city. A state-of-the-art elevator makes a 70-second ascent from the ground to the observation room. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Julie H.
    Julie HielenJuly 11, 2011
    Try to be next to the door of the elevator on the way down. They slow it down and show some of the special stones that were donated to the monument.
  • Terrence W.
    Terrence WingJuly 4, 2011
    Security is awesome. Thanks to all law enforcement keeping us safe during this 7/4 celebration
  • 30 Minutes Or Less
    30 Minutes Or LessJuly 1, 2011
    Hot girls lying out are serious bang for your buck, but #DontBlowIt with that monumental fashion faux pas.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CampbellJune 30, 2011
    The Vickster, Rissy and I kickin it in DC.
  • Devin G.
    Devin GaviriaJune 3, 2011
    Eat the marble
  • Darmawan B.
    Darmawan BrothersMay 17, 2011
    Monument of satanic
  • sqeptiq
    sqeptiqMay 13, 2011
    Dig the pyramid at the top!
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiMay 13, 2011
    You can visit it and go all the way up top... Need special tix though.
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiMay 13, 2011
    You can go up all the way to the top!
  • DC Preservation League
    Typically considered part of the Mall, the Monument Grounds are actually a separate reservation with the L'Enfant Plan. The obelisk designed by Robert Mills was constructed from 1848 to 1884.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MillisMay 3, 2011
    Sold out! Pay the 1.50 online for tickets in advance.
  • Bruno C.
    Bruno CruzApril 21, 2011
    Besy building in DC
  • Bruno C.
    Bruno CruzApril 14, 2011
  • DC Preservation League
    While often considered part of the Mall, the Monument Grounds have always been a separate reservation. The obelisk designed by Robert Mills was constructed over an extended period from 1848 to 1884.
  • Chris N.
    Chris NeumamnFebruary 19, 2011
    Closed during winds of over 35 mph
  • US National Archives
    US National ArchivesJanuary 28, 2011
    Scared of heights? Click on the more info link to see a photograph of the workers building the Washington Monument! Read more
  • Dic E.
    Dic EnurmoufJanuary 19, 2011
    Remember: tickets are free so get there early. There will be long lines so prepare accordingly.
  • devon
    devonJanuary 1, 2011
    best when viewed in evening.
  • (RED)
    (RED)December 30, 2010
    Did this landmark turn (RED) on World AIDS Day? Read more
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron ShareDecember 28, 2010
    There are no airplanes at the top
  • Richard A.
    Richard AllenDecember 10, 2010
    A lot of people say this is Washington's penis but that is not true. It is built around his penis.
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GrayDecember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful monument! make sure you visit the whole national mall!
  • DC Social Sports C.
    DC Social Sports ClubDecember 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    When you see kickballers in colorful shirts kicking around a red rubber ball, be sure to cheer for the home team. Thinking about joining a league? Check out for games & parties. Read more
  • Nelio C.
    Nelio CostaNovember 7, 2010
    The obelisk at the center of freedom, formally a dominant civilization that ruled the world. Its inhabitants possibly unable to wakeup and recapture glory in time.
  • Joseph g.
    Joseph gambinoOctober 5, 2010
    The got dog dude has the best prices.
  • Donna C.
    Donna CarverOctober 3, 2010
    The top stone points toward the sky and has the words Laus Deo.... anybody wanna take a guess at what it means?? PRAISE BE TO GOD in Latin... They can't censor it because it isn't out where anyon
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 21, 2010
    An ode to the first; In addition to being the world's the tallest stone structure, the Washington Monument is also the world's tallest Obelisk.
  • Ed W.
    Ed WallogaSeptember 7, 2010
    1500 tickets given out for the day. Get here before noon.
  • Lars-Christian E.
    Lars-Christian ElvenesSeptember 2, 2010
    Great view of D.C. from the top. Arrived to see the obelisk up close, and a fellow tourist gave me a ticket to go inside :) The other way to get inside is to show up early before tickets run out. They
  • Guy S.
    Guy SrSeptember 2, 2010
    Take a bottle of water and buy 33 cents top raman soup and gentle I mean gently open the top of the small package before climbing to the top put water in and when at the top the soup is ready for seas Read more
  • Michael T.
    Michael TurnerSeptember 1, 2010
    Def see the monument at night. And make elevator jokes to.
  • Josei ==> @ShoesNFood w.
    Josei ==> @ShoesNFood www.JetSetDC.comAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Beautiful @ night all year round!
  • Barrett E.
    Barrett EdgingtonAugust 23, 2010
    here at the washington monument
  • Michael N.
    Michael NaclerioJuly 27, 2010
    Lay down at the base of the monument. Look up and pretend you're walking on a sidewalk.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    To go up in the tower, pick up a free, timed-entry ticket from the kiosk in front of the Monument. Powered by
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJuly 13, 2010
    Built between 1848 and 1884. It’s 555’5-1/8’’ tall and has 897 steps. See the C-SPAN video of the reopening of the Monument in 2002, after its renovation. Read more
  • Charles T.
    Charles TabangcoraJuly 10, 2010
    Great to checkout at night.
  • Drew E.
    Drew EclovJuly 8, 2010
    Get there early if you want a ticket to the top!
  • R G 1
    R G 1July 5, 2010
    The Monument was built in 2 stages. The stones change color slightly about a quarter of the way up.
  • Sergej
    SergejJune 21, 2010
    IMPRESSIVE - you'll see in each direction monuments
  • Nick C.
    Nick CoccoMay 26, 2010
    You can see the Lincoln Memorial really well from here.
  • Rachelle C.
    Rachelle CMay 15, 2010
    The Washington Monument Lodge, located along 15th Street, opens at 8:30 a.m. for distribution of free, same day, timed tickets on a first come first serve basis. 6 tix per person may be picked up.
  • Rachelle C.
    Rachelle CMay 15, 2010
    The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, stands 555’ 5 1/8” tall, and offers views in excess of thirty miles. It was finished on December 6, 1884.
  • David R.
    David ResseguieApril 7, 2010
    Call ahead and try to schedule a tour to go down the steps. Especially good if you get an experienced guide that can give you all the history. Better than just viewing from the top and taking elev!
    HISTORYMarch 31, 2010
    The Washington Monument was formally dedicated on February 22, 1885, and at the time of its construction, it was the tallest building in the world; it remains the tallest stone structure in the world.
    Downvoted Oct 3
  • Keith H.
    Keith HairMarch 23, 2010
    Check ahead for the tour - tickets sell out almost every day
  • Steve K.
    Steve K.March 19, 2010
    Go to Washington Monument
  • Terri M.
    Terri ManzettiFebruary 24, 2010
    Hmm... I love sight seeing
  • Larry C.
    Larry ChengFebruary 4, 2010
    Take a gander at this giant monument to one our country's founding fathers.
  • Marc T.
    Marc TomikDecember 19, 2009
    Watch for the memorial stones on the ride back down. Or ask a ranger about tours that take the stairs down to see all the stones.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HNovember 20, 2009
    Incredible, simple incredible
  • Scott T.
    Scott ThelenAugust 6, 2009
    go to the top it's amazing!
  • Kathleen F.
    Kathleen FordenJuly 26, 2009
    Beautiful in the park
  • Raquel
    RaquelSeptember 8
  • Nathali M.
    Linda vista rodeada de área verde donde se puede descansar. Pero tengan en cuenta de que los tours al interior se encuentran cerrados hasta la primavera del 2019 por reparaciones.
  • Abel R.
    El obelisco mide unos 169 m de altura. Más de 100 más que el obelisco de Buenos Aires (Argentina) de unos 68 m.
  • Артем К.
    Не ожидал, что у него есть что-то внутри, однако есть возможность подняться наверх, правда далеко не всегда.
  • Natali V.
    Крайне масштабно!!! Обязательно к просмотру. Вид потрясающий на все 360
  • Jérémie H.
    Jérémie HUCHETSeptember 10, 2016
    Une belle vue sur les alentours même en restant au pied du monument. Attention en plein été il n'y a que l'ombre du monument aux alentours.
  • Lore M.
    Lore MéndezAugust 25, 2016
    Es mucho más grande de lo que creí...
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliJuly 29, 2016
    aktiviti riadah dimalam hari
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliJuly 29, 2016
    lagi besar dari putrajaya
  • Carlos Fabio A.
    Es un monumento imponente que se encuentra enmarcado en un bello entorno
  • Fabian M.
    Fabian MoraSeptember 29, 2015
    Lugar lleno de simbología
  • Iván
    IvánSeptember 23, 2015
    Visita el monumento de día y luego por la noche.
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Um grande obelisco ao centro do Mall.
  • Thiago R.
    Thiago RodriguezMay 19, 2015
    COmprar tickets e horarios:
  • Vlademir S.
    Vlademir SilvaApril 21, 2015
    Imperdível. Visita necessária
  • Javila
    JavilaApril 2, 2015
    No te imaginas el tamaño real hasta que estas al lado.
  • Георгий К.
    Отличный вид на него с мемориала Линкольна!!!
  • Георгий К.
    Лучший вид на монумент Вашигтона с мемориала Линкольна.
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田January 3, 2015
    'Must see' se estiver em Washington. Se tiver a chance de subir, melhor ainda!
  • Eduardo S.
    Eduardo SchillingJanuary 2, 2015
    Hay que ir temprano para que te den entradas para subir. A las 11 ya casi no quedan
  • Rodrigo Alberto P.
    Rodrigo Alberto PerezSeptember 8, 2014
    Corran descalzos por el pasto de alrededor, es fantástico.
  • Willian O.
    Willian OliveiraAugust 4, 2014
    É maior que a Estátua da Liberdade hahahahahaha
  • E G.
    E GAugust 29, 2013
    Сейчас закрыт лесами - ремонт.
  • Hussein M.
    Hussein MusaadJuly 23, 2013
    منظر خلاب ، وهدوء جدا مع كثرة الناس
  • Isaac Y.
    Isaac YiAugust 2, 2012
    제퍼슨 메모리얼에서 찍은 워싱턴 모뉴먼트. 이때까지만 해도 일사병 걸릴줄 모르고 마냥 신났죠ㅋㅋ 6-8월에 가신다면 선글라스는 물론이고 모자 역시 필수!!
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