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Washington Monument

Washington Monument

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10,339 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 Electric Cart Tour

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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour
$73.25 per adult
Lovely evening!
Lovely, relaxing and informative way to see Washington, D.C. I have lived in dc for many years and saw places I haven’t seen before. We visited fdr, mlk, and Lincoln memorials/monuments. The highlight for me was seeing my city at sunset, especially east potomac park. Thank you to our tour guide Lawrence!
Amy_B, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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Moonlight tour
Jean_B, Jul 2021
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
Honest abe the driver was awesome! Bus was clean. Tour spent enough time at each location. Highly recommend.
star-5
Outstanding
Christrina_M, Jul 2021
Washington DC National Mall Night Tour - Stops at 10 Iconic Attractions!
We loved our guide. The transportation was amazing, and the ability to get so close to the White House during protests with safety was amazing.
star-4
Perfect!
JoAnn_V, Jun 2021
Washington DC Sightseeing Tour plus Seasonal Boat Cruise of the Potomac River
We were very pleased with this tour. It had the right amount of group members, bus riding, and walking. The bus was clean, comfortable, and the driver (Chris),provided cold bottled water. We stopped at all of the sites that we wanted to see. Our guide (Tyrone) was personable, knowledgable and entertaining.
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Very good
Peggy_R, Jun 2021
Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8 Top Sites
The guide is extremely informative. Extensive knowledge of DC history. Clean vehicle and ample photo time at stops
star-5
Quite enjoyable. However, could the break happen at a spit where there is easy access to bathroooms please??
Nomvuyo_M, Jun 2021
Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop
The narrative was quite educational and helpful to me. The driver/tour guide was pleasant. Lots of fresh air given the covid pandemic 😷
star-4
Good tour
Andrew_B, Jun 2021
Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8 Top Sites
Very good tour and informative. Rather dirty bus and certainly could have been cleaner. Driver handed out hand sanitizer.
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June Night Tour
Joshua_R, Jun 2021
Washington DC Moonlit Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up & Stops at 10 Sites
Fantastic tour! Our tour guide Mr.Map was extremely knowledgeable and informative on every stop. The bus was clean/new and the hotel pick up was punctual and convenient! Would definitely recommend if you want a high level overview of DC’s biggest attractions in one tour.
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Best tour ever!
Laura_K, Jun 2021
Washington DC National Mall Night Tour - Stops at 10 Iconic Attractions!
There were so many things my family loved about this tour! Not only did they take us to all of the monuments but Jennifer was very knowledgeable about the location. She could answer any questions you had, had lots of stories, and even some fun trivia with Covid friendly prizes. Our driver was also very helpful. I highly recommend this tour!
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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.
star-5
Amazing tour of DC
Kristina_G, Jul 2021
Washington DC National Mall Night Tour - Stops at 10 Iconic Attractions!
Sitting on the grass of Capital Hill and Washington Monument light reflecting on the water at night were some of my favorite parts. I got a few fantastic pictures that look like a professional photographer toke it (which I’m definitely not 😅 ). Brenda was extremely knowledgeable and well organized.
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Not quite accurate itinerary
Sherry_B, Jun 2021
Sites by Segway Tour In Washington DC
The Segway tour and our guide Judy were great! However, your description of the itinerary differs from what actually happened. We only made four stops throughout the entire tour at the Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and World War II Memorial. We rode by all of the other ones without stopping. We received a bottle of water but no snack.

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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