The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the city's early attractions. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence and then became its first President. 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.
HoursThe Washington Monument is open daily except July 4 and December 25.
Summer Hours: 9 am to 10 pm.(May 31 - September 6, 2010) with the last tour beginning before 9:45 pm.
If you wish to reserve tickets, you may do so by visiting the National Park Service ticket website at http://www.recreation.gov. There is a $1.50 service charge per ticket. These tickets may be picked up at the “will call” window of the Washington Monument Lodge on the day of your tour.