Washington Monument

Hotel Near Washington Monument & Top DC Attractions

The Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States. A 555-foot marble obelisk, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1884. Today, guests are invited to get a bird’s eye view of the nation’s capital from the top of the Washington Monument. Tickets are required to go to the top of the monument. The Washington Monument offers free same-day tickets, or advanced reservation tickets for a small fee. Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House is located just one mile from the Washington Monument.


History of the Washington Monument

The Washington Monument was dedicated on February 21, 1885, one day before George Washington’s birthday, but wasn’t accessible to the public until 1886 when the iron staircase was finally completed. In 1888 a public elevator was installed. Visitors making the journey up to the top of the monument could view commemorative stones inset in the walls from various individuals, civic groups, cities, states, and countries from around the world. Today, there are 193 commemorative stones that make up the inside walls of the monument.



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(except closed on July 4 and December 25)



2 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 200024


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1522 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C., USA, 20005

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