Washington Monument

Washington DC Travel Guide and City Tour

The Washington Monument is a 555 foot obelisk located at the center of the Washington Mall in Washington DC.  Construction of the monument began in 1848 and completed in 1884.

The public is normally permitted to tour the monument. The Washington monument, however, is currently closed for renovations due to earthquake damage that occurred in 2011.

Washington Monument in DC
Washington Monument, Washington DC

The Washington Monument is a top DC landmark.  Most of the city's attractions are located along the Washington Mall near the monument.

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