Visit Washington Monument

Washington MonumentWashington Monument – Building

The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first American president. Wikipedia

Height: 555′ (169 m)
Construction started: 1848
Area: 106 acres (43 ha)
Opened: February 21, 1885
Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Architect: Robert Mills

Washington Monument mapThe Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot, 5-1/8″ marble obelisk honors the nation’s founding father George Washington, who led the Continental Army to victory, and then became the nation’s first president under the Constitution. Tickets are required to visit the interior of the Washington Monument.

On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, occurred 84 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., damaging the Washington Monument. The National Park Service has temporarily closed the Monument and is assessing the damage to it.

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