Washington Monument - Centerpiece of the National MallDesigned by architect Robert Mills, as a memorial to honor America's first President, George Washington, the Washington Monument is a 555-foot-high obelisk that stands as a glorious focal point to the monuments and museums on the National Mall. Visitors can get a bird's-eye view of the city and reflecting pool from the observation deck that's perched 500 feet above the ground and visit the museum to learn more about the monument's history. Before or after the tour, visitors can relax by the reflecting pool and see the fifty American flags - one for each state - that fly around a large circle entered on the monument 24-hours a day.
Prices -Free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street.
Hours -Open 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. Rangers are on duty daily, from 9:30am-10:00pm.
- 4th of July Celebration
- Self-guided Tours
- Observation Deck
- Ranger Guides
- Reflecting Pool
- Circle of Flags