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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 today via mobile

Not a huge amount to say really, other than it’s an iconic “must see” in Washington. Make sure you take plenty of water with you if visiting in August like we did. There are lots of water fountains to fill up - wish we did...More

Thank wingfield51
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oh that our nation would prioritize the completion of this breathtaking monument’s repairs! Crippled and closed as it is, it’s majesty still shines! While you cannon enter or climb the monument, it’s outer magnificence cannot be missed! You will be inspired at the sight of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It can be seen from almost any vantage point in the city mainly b/c its the tallest building. It was under construction when we were there.

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am giving the Washington Memorial a 4 star review because it was under construction. The elevator is being repaired, so the monument is closed to the public. It is a beautiful piece of the DC skyline. It is worth seeing, but if you can,...More

Thank travelingisfun2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is unusual and impressive. Unfortunately it’s closed for repairs. Many things in the DC area are closed.....and like so much government work....over budget and not on time for re-opening. All these monuments are more of a personal emotional experience so writing a review is...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Attended Washington DC a few weeks ago with friends and walked by the Washington Monument. Unfortunately didnt have time to go inside because it was closed. But walking around it makes you really appreciate the fact that you are there. Take the time amd go...More

Thank Jean-Francois L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the Washington Monument recently- it is impressive and a great symbol of Washington DC. It would be interesting to go up top by elevator if that ever becomes available.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even though online We have found Information saying It is OPEN, when We have arrived it was closed Nothing else to Say about it

Thank Oana N
Reviewed 6 days ago

A stick in the sky. Not very inpressive compared to other memorils. Closed since last hurricane damage.

Thank lamphierm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly never thought that it was this big in person. It was a bit of a walk from the white house but we'll worth it.

Thank Katherine T
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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 .