The Washington Monument, Washington DC

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The Washington Monument which is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk was finished on December 6, 1884. It is the most prominent structure (555 feet) in Washington, D.C. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence and then became its first President. The Washington Monument is open daily except July 4 and December 25.

The admission is free and if you want a ticket you will need to go to the Washington Monument Lodge, located along 15th Street, opens at 8:30 a.m. for distribution of free, same day, timed tickets on a first come first serve basis. The One person may pick up as many as six tickets as well as select their preferred ticket time from what remains available for that operating day. All individuals (including children) must have a ticket.

If you wish, you can also reserve your tickets by visiting the National Park Service ticket website at, or by calling 1.877.444.6777. Note that there is a $1.50 service charge per ticket. These tickets may be picked up at the “will call” window of the Washington Monument Lodge on the day of your tour.

Tips: During peak season, tickets run out quickly and the line for tickets forms at 7:00 a.m, so get early…

Enjoy your visit! Jonathan

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