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Washington Monument

Washington Monument

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9,489 Reviews
Free admission
Constitution Avenue at 15th Street, Washington D.C.

The Basics

At the Washington Monument—one of DC’s most visited and photographed—you can admire it from street level and then take an elevator to its top and enjoy the panoramic view. The monument is included on many guided sightseeing tours of DC, and is in close proximity to other attractions on the National Mall. Bike, Segway, and hop-on hop-off bus and trolley tours let you see many monuments in less time, and can help make the vast scale and number of sights in the capital more manageable.

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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
$45.00 per adult
Fantastic information and worth every penny
This was worth every penny, my guide MJ was super knowledgeable and shared a ton of information that I couldn’t have gotten on my own. The tour is designed well with a great flow. Ending at the Marine Corp Memorial was especially moving for me. This tour is a “must do”.
David_G, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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As above
gordi_k, May 2021
Half-Day Guided Grand Tour of Washington DC
The driver was very gods , courteous and entertaining. Good bus. The limitations were the restrictions from Covid on the routes he could take
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Biking Through DC
Timothy_P, Jun 2021
Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour
We had a good time on the biking trip. We saw the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, The Martin Luther King Memorial, and other historic landmarks. Our tour guide Hope did a good job leading and making sure everyone was together. We had a good time.
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Awesome
Rebekah_M, May 2021
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour
Great experience, Melinda was very knowledgeable and even worked with us as to meet up a little later that the tour originally started. Would highly recommend this tour especially with covid as only 6 people are on the tour
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Excellent
Kathy, May 2021
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
Sooner Steve was the best tour guide I had ever had. He was exceptionally knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was so kind and his attention to safety was superb.
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Highly recommend.
cyclistladyutah, May 2021
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
Loved this tour and our guide MJ provided a lot of interesting information about the sites and injected humor which made it fun. Trolley was very clean. Not a ton of people that allowed for social distancing. Got to see the sites at night which will be a memorable part of my trip. Thank you!
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Awesome tour guide, very...
Shariah_I, Apr 2021
Half-Day Guided Grand Tour of Washington DC
Awesome tour guide, very knowledgeable and kept the crowd entertained! Highly recommend this tour. Only downfall wish it was more social distance
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Excellent
Vivek_M, Mar 2021
Washington DC National Mall Night Tour - Stops at 10 Iconic Attractions!
Dean was exceptional, made our tour amazing. He worked hard during COVID 19 closing to still make the trip very entertaining , educational and fun.
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Fun for the whole family
Family, Mar 2021
Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop
Awesome experience! They made it COVID safe. Great explanation of many sites. Good voice and made it fun too! Love the open airy feeling of the trolley. Can choose to have window rolled open or closed.
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A good time
Daniel_F, May 2021
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour
The best pictures of the Washington monument. At the end. It was great. I'll be doing the DC food tour next. Thank you
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Worth it!!
Velvet_T, Jun 2021
Washington DC National Mall Night Tour - Stops at 10 Iconic Attractions!
Amazing! Seeing the monuments at night is an awesome experience! Our guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend!
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Amazing!
Shari_R, Jun 2021
Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour
Hope, our guide is so amazing! We had a wonderful time. Will definitely be renting for your company on our next visit
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Night trip thru DC
Toni_R, Jun 2021
Washington DC Moonlit Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up
Mr Map is the very best tour guide, he knows everything, he was personable and made our tour both fun and educational. It was great to have my 6yr old engaged too!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Washington Monument is a must-see for all first-time visitors to Washington DC.

  • Entrance to the monument requires a free ticket. Reserve tickets in advance online or via phone, or pick up a same-day ticket at the nearby Washington Monument Lodge.

  • Washington DC can have extreme weather conditions. Check the forecast and dress accordingly.

  • Distances between monuments can be longer than anticipated, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • The monument is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The Washington Monument is located in the center of the National Mall, on 15th Street NW between 15th Street and Madison Drive NW. It is easily accessible by bus, metro, or bike, and on foot from many of DC’s major attractions. Driving is not recommended, as parking in the area is extremely limited.

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When to Get There

The Washington Monument is open daily from 9am to 5pm except on July 4 and December 25. The last entrance is at 4pm. Washington DC is always busy, yet spring and fall typically offer slightly smaller crowds, pleasant weather, and colorful foliage.

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See the Washington Monument in a Different Light

Come evening, many monuments in Washington DC are artfully lit, highlighting the drama and craftsmanship of their construction. A nighttime tour of the Washington Monument enables you to see the structure with historical context and to appreciate the architecture with artistic illumination.

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