The Washington Monument is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The monument is closed on July 4 and December 25.
To avoid crowds of tourists, come to the Washington Monument early in the morning or after 2:00 PM on Wednesday or Thursday.
Set aside at least one hour to spend at the monument.
A trip to Washington would not be complete without a visit to one of the country's most significant landmarks. Find out what it took to build a 555-foot marble monument and why it has two colors. Visit the newly renovated Washington Monument and take an elevator to the observation deck.
Go to the top of the Washington Monument and admire the views that stretch 25 miles into the distance. See the city's landmarks from above: from the White House and the U.S. Capitol to the Washington National Cathedral and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
The Washington Monument is located between the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol.
The closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle and Smithsonian. You can also get to the monument by bus. Take a ride on routes 32, 34, and 36 or the Circulator route on the National Mall.
If you plan to drive, you can park your car on Ohio Drive, between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. Street parking is often limited.
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You can book tickets online 30 days in advance or make a last-minute reservation 24 hours in advance. The tickets are free, but there's a $1 service fee.
Same-day tickets are available at the Washington Monument Lodge.