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Washington Monument

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.

The Washington Monument is closed until spring 2019. The National Park Service is modernizing the elevator to increase long term reliability and safety.

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Constitution Ave and 15th St. SW
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