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Washington Monument, Washington DC

Washington Monument - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Washington Monument
2400 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20050Map
+1 202 426 6841
Neighborhood: National Mall
Overview

The symbol of the city of Washington DC, this 555-foot marble obelisk on the National Mall honors the nation's first president. The cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid in 1848, but construction was not completed until 1884. About one-third of the way up the obelisk is a visible change in the marble, evidence of the onset of the Civil War. Construction was halted during the war, and when builders returned to the same quarry to complete the project afterward, enough time had passed to cause a significant change in the color.

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Washington Monument General Information
  • Open Hours: Summer - May to Sep - Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Winter - Oct to May - Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Smithsonian
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