Washington, D.C. - Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is a tribute to George Washington, the first President of the United States and General during the War for US independence.

The monument is made from marble, granite, and gneiss.

The Monument is the world's tallest free-standing stone structure at over 555 feet (169 meters).

Tours are available up the monument but tickets are required. 
Visitors to the Monument will go up the elevator 500-feet to the observation level.  There visitors are rewarded with a sweeping view of the DC area.

Address The Washington Monument is located at 2 15th St. NW  Washington, DC 200024  (Middle on the National Mall)
Admission Fee The Tours up The Washington Monument are currently closed due to Elevator Renovation.
The Washington Monument is open daily from   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  except July 4 and December 25     
Last tour begins by 4:00 p.m.


Admission is Free to The Washington Monument but tickets are REQUIRED for tours up the monument.
• Get you tickets from the Ticket Booth located at Washington Monument Lodge (15th st)
• Booth opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes when all tickets have been distributed for the day.  6 tickets are allowed per person.
• The Tour Entrance to The Washington Monument is located up by the monument.  
• Visitors can purchase tickets online to The Washington Monument for a fee.
Getting There

Getting to The Washington Monument By Metro
Take the Silver, Blue, or Orange Line
Exit at the Smithsonian Station or Federal Triangle
Walk to Washington Monument

Detailed map with an alternative directions and Parking information for Washington Monument


Take the DC Circulator bus if you are around the National Mall area. 
It is economical, convenient, and saves you from way too much walking.  

DC Circulator Bus Info - National Mall loop

Recommendations Plan ahead, reserve online for the Washington Monument, this line tends to be long during the busy time of Spring and Summer!  If you are coming to pick up tickets on the day of your visit, plan to start line up at 7AM.

Please be advised that security is strict

If you have time combine with tours of Holocaust Museum, African American Museum, Printing and Engraving, Jefferson Monument.
Website National Park Service - Washington Monument Website