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Washington Monument

2 15th St. NW, Near 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-426-6841
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The Washington Monument elevator is closed until spring 2019.
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2 15th St. NW, Near 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday

this was just amazing, how huge the monument is at night is amazing for pictures , just to know that this has been standing for such a long time, the city was amazing

Thank Juan S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The monument is enormous. You feel like an ant next to it.. dissaponted that is was closed and it will not reopened till 2019 maybe???

Thank lhefling
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can go see this day or night. Apparently you can go up inside it but there is works going on to repair the lift, so you havnt been able to do that for a long time. i went to see it during the supermoon...More

Thank drummingboy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting monument constructed of two different brick sources due to lengthy delay in construction when money ran out. Nearly came to grief during a violent storm some years ago but has been fully reconstructed

Thank Ramsay M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can see it and take pictures of it from many different angles, probably the most typical monument of Washington DC which could be seen from almost everywhere.

Thank Leonidastra86
Reviewed 2 days ago

This monument is very impressive to look at. However, the lift inside broke a very long time ago and still hasn't been fixed, which is very disappointing indeed.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent most of the day looking at many monuments and this is another you can't miss, has history within the monument and is a must to see at night, like all the monuments in Washington beautifully lit.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Sitting in the middle of the mall acts a like a beacon for those who need direction. Kids were upset that the Elevator didn't work but at the same time, to stand at the bottom and look directly up was terrific. Would have never missed...More

Thank 356AndrewR
Reviewed 5 days ago

Neat way to get acclimated to the city. Make sure to get tickets ahead of traveling as they can go fast in peak season (summer/spring break).

Thank Allison F
Reviewed 5 days ago

These two very important American monuments were on my Bucket List. Seeing them in the evening with the powerful lights focused on them, with the Monument duplicated in the reflection pool was an American "religious experience". Celebrating & reminding us how the founding Fathers enshrined...More

Thank Citadel62
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Vicki S
13 October 2017|
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Response from Leland W | Reviewed this property |
As long as there’s not maintenance it’s open year round.
14 April 2017|
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Response from Lisanne10n | Reviewed this property |
It is closed until the Spring of 2019.
3 September 2016|
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Response from KRAMA200 | Reviewed this property |
Typically cancellations are done at the Visitor Centrex or at the Park Rangers Office. I have seen it being done at Visitor Centrex in some places though I have not done it .