Washington Monument
Washington Monument on a sunny day in Washington DC, USA
Washington Monument on a sunny day in Washington DC, USA

Washington Monument Tours and Tickets

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Built as a tribute to the nation’s first president, the 555-foot (169-meter) Washington Monument is one of the most recognizable structures in Washington DC. Admire its marble facade and take an elevator to the top for panoramic views of the US capital. Or, book a sightseeing tour to learn more about the history of this monument, plus other attractions on the National Mall. Bike, Segway, or hop-on hop-off bus and trolley tours are also great ways to explore all DC has to offer

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What are people saying about Washington Monument

Kelly_J, Nov 2023
Perfect excursion for the family!
Very good expierence. The tour guides/drivers were very knowledgeable and polite. The gift shop and busses were clean and well maintained.
Vincent_W, Oct 2023
Great DC Tour
Excellent tour, our tour guide was knowledgeable, entertaining and answered everyone’s questions without having to research the answers. Our tour bus was clean and comfortable, a great tour for first time DC visitors!
Mickey_L, Oct 2023
Loved it
Easy on and off. Buses were on time. Employees were all helpful and polite. Buses were clean. Easy online booking.
Margaret_P, Oct 2023
Great Experience!!
The staff was exceptional, friendly and knowledgeable! The transportation was clean and roomy. It was a very enjoyable time.
People Also Ask
Q:Is the Washington Monument open for tours?
A:Yes, the Washington Monument is open for tours. The landmark is open daily from 9am to 5pm, with the last admission at 4:30pm. However, the monument closes every year on Christmas Day and the Fourth of July. It also closes once per month for maintenance.
Q:How hard is it to get Washington Monument tickets?
A:Same-day tickets to the Washington Monument are available on a first-come, first-served basis from 8:45am every day. It’s advised to arrive early to guarantee your admission. A limited number of 24-hour advance tickets are available online from 10am the day before admission. Also, 30-day advance reservation tickets are offered online.
Q:How long does it take to tour the Washington Monument?
A:That depends. Once inside the Washington Monument, it’s a 70-second elevator ride to the top. While there are no time limits on the observation deck, visits typically last between 20 and 30 minutes and include time to admire the views and browse the shop and museum before descending.
Q:How much does it cost to go up in the Washington Monument?
A:As it is operated by the National Park Service, the Washington Monument is free to visit, with same-day tickets offered on a first-come, first-served basis. However, for those booking advance tickets online, there is a non-refundable $1 service charge per ticket to cover the cost of the reservation service.
Q:Is it worth it to go up the Washington Monument?
A:Yes, visiting the top of the Washington Monument is worth it. One of the country’s most recognizable landmarks, it has been a highlight of the National Mall since its opening in 1888. At the top, there’s a bird’s eye view of Washington DC.
Q:How early do people line up for Washington Monument tickets?
A:Wait times at the Washington Monument can vary—and are particularly long during summer and school holidays—but visitors often line up at 8am (or earlier) to guarantee their entry. Same-day tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis from the on-site ticket office, which opens at 8:45am.