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Washington Monument

Monument / Landmark, Scenic Lookout, and Historic Site · Southwest Washington
100 Lenfant Plz SW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C. 20560, United States
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    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 2:00 PM–7:00 PM

The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot, 5-1/8" marble obelisk honors the nation's founding father George Washington, who led the Continental Army to victory, and then became the nation's first president under the Constitution.


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    "tallest stone structure"(9 Tips)
    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"(45 Tips)
    "Not looking directly down the National Mall but that didn't matter."(7 Tips)
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  • Emmanuel G.

    The view from the top is A MUST ! Totally worth waking up early in the morning. Best view of Washington you'll ever get.

    Emmanuel Galvan · 2 weeks ago
  • Yasin

    Fantastic monument. Great place to take pictures. Wanna come back again later get in that.

    Yasin · 3 weeks ago
  • Kevin D.

    Go around dusk

    Kevin Desai · 3 weeks ago
  • Jessica P.

    Take the tour it is actually worth it. Especially for the elevator ride.

    Jessica Placencia · 3 weeks ago
  • Adam H.

    In order to get tickets, you have to line up EARLY! Plan ahead.

    Adam Hickey · January 7
  • Ewelina G.

    Historical context

    Ewelina Grodzka · January 5
  • Jay C' 🏉 H.

    Colder than your ex's heart

    Jay C' 🏉 Huerta · December 30, 2015
  • Bradford R.

    Book tickets in advance or arrive very early.

    Bradford Riley · December 24, 2015
  • Augusto C.

    Worth visiting. Beatiful D.C. view from the top. The tickets are free, but you need to get them early in the morning.

    Augusto Carlson · December 16, 2015
  • Cengiz E.

    Great environment

    Cengiz Eken · December 16, 2015
  • jeyo

    Nothing beats a little sight seeing and people watching.

    jeyo · December 14, 2015
  • J. T.

    Absolutely beautiful. Great views all around. Worthy of your time.

    J. T. · December 13, 2015
  • Peter d.


    Peter den Hartog · November 30, 2015
  • Mary S.

    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!

    Mary Scott · November 28, 2015
  • Fat DaddyBoogie

    Dawn at the Washington monument

    Fat DaddyBoogie · November 25, 2015
  • Silviu B.

    Taller than me for one. But nice and intriguing.

    Silviu Butunoi · November 25, 2015
  • Kia S.

    Very cool to see in person.

    Kia Saunders · November 25, 2015
  • Markus T.

    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.

    Markus Tarjamo · November 20, 2015
  • cansu u.

    Book before weeks to get in!

    cansu ugurlu · November 12, 2015
  • Thanasis


    Thanasis · November 2, 2015
  • Joe C.

    Beautiful at sunset.

    Joe Cooper · November 1, 2015
  • Wrigley F.

    National Mall is a hot mess of construction until January 2016. Smithsonian Metro still open but entrance hidden by fencing.

    Wrigley Fielder · October 18, 2015
  • Meghan P.

    Windows are a little dirty

    Meghan Pratt · October 12, 2015
  • Paula F.

    I always wanted to come here!

    Paula Freire · October 8, 2015
  • Ivy Agnes N.

    Amazing seeing this up close.

    Ivy Agnes Nguyen · August 30, 2015
  • Holly S.

    A stunning place to watch the sunset!

    Holly Spencer-Dunn · August 27, 2015
  • Raed i.

    The History of architecture in The US ❤️

    Raed iBra · August 26, 2015
  • Ahmed B.

    I miss rate this place when I put in happy icon thinking it is emoji

    Ahmed Barnawi · August 19, 2015
  • Gina D.

    Tough to get advance tickets. Send an emissary at 8:30am to get up to 6 tickets for your group entry later.

    Gina D · August 18, 2015
  • Trenton N.

    Beautiful location. Nice trail to walk around

    Trenton Nettles · August 16, 2015
  • Ary O.

    Make sure get tickets ahead of time online

    Ary Otero · August 16, 2015
  • James C.

    Good monument. Must get their early so that you can get tickets to the top.

    James C · August 16, 2015
  • Mariam F.

    It is very beautiful!

    Mariam Fostok · August 13, 2015
  • Victor H.

    Get tickets months in advance. Almost impossible to get tickets in day you're in town. Can reserve tickets online.

    Victor Holladay · July 31, 2015
  • Bader A.

    This is a great place to spend a sunny day in. There are always people playing with their kites.The best pictures can be taken there , great structure , great surroundings , great place .

    Bader Aljarbou · July 26, 2015
  • Daniel M.

    You can see it from all over the city – it's everywhere!

    Daniel Mokin · July 25, 2015
  • Nikki B.

    Very beautiful. It has a great view of the White House. It's also SUPER high

    Nikki Browne · July 23, 2015
  • Wimby


    Wimby · July 21, 2015
  • Yessica P.

    Wonderful view in DC

    Yessica Palacios · July 13, 2015
  • Brett G.

    One of my favorite places on the mall. Great views in every direction.

    Brett Garwood · July 11, 2015
  • Savannah B.

    The monument itself

    Savannah Brooks · July 11, 2015
  • Alina H.

    Nice, you can go up to the top but you have to go really early, try the shared bikes service!!

    Alina HB · July 6, 2015
  • ♀ 💕 Miss Jenn B.

    Top notch scenery here. 💓💞 Truly loving it here.

  • Fawaz A.

    Taking pictures with Saad

    Fawaz Almalik · July 4, 2015
  • Mike D.

    Sunset in the summer looking down to Lincoln is the best!

    Mike Davis · June 23, 2015
  • Katie W.

    Buy tickets online or go early and wait. Though during tourist season, the wait is futile.

    Katie Willard · June 21, 2015
  • Ian B.

    Lie down at the base with your feet touching it and feel like you're standing on a sidewalk.

    Ian Bryant-Smith · June 21, 2015
  • Jill H.

    Get your tickets early if you want to go up in the monument.

    Jill Huppe · June 20, 2015
  • HashtagNYU

    Here's the challenge: who can get the best photo of the monument at the edge of the Reflecting Pool? Read more

    HashtagNYU · June 19, 2015
  • Kayla

    Get there very early before the ticket window opens (0830) .

    Kayla · June 19, 2015

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