Washington Monument

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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.

There are two ways to get tickets: get free, same-day tickets at the ticket window, or pay a fee to make advance reservations.

Free Tickets: Get free Washington Monument tickets at the Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street adjacent to the Washington Monument (map). Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are limited.

Advance Reservations: Order Washington Monument tickets http://www.recreation.gov/tourParkDetail.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=77811 to make advance reservations. Nonrefundable service fees apply. You may also call at 877-444-6777. Supplies are limited.

All tickets are for a specific time to report to the Washington Monument.
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