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The Washington Monument elevator is closed until spring 2019.
2 15th St. NW, Near 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tall statue...can see from many locations. We use this also as a marker to plan our visits to other statues. Its starkness and height ...is impressive. There is lots of green grass around for people to sit down on and there was lots of tourists...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Closed on reconstruction, so you can only see it from 1 km. away. But even when it was open nothing to enjoy. It modern example of symbolism. You can not found more stupid and not same stile monument in the world.It absolutely different and opposite...More

Thank A K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sadly the monument was fenced off as they carried out work on it so we could not get up close but plenty of great pictures of it anyway.

Thank kieranp39
Reviewed 3 days ago

Of course is visiting the DC area you have to go visit the washington monument. Very nice is you can time your visit to go up into the monument and see the view from the observation area. You have a great view of the surrounding...More

Thank KayorLorieL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a huge amount to say really, other than it’s an iconic “must see” in Washington. Make sure you take plenty of water with you if visiting in August like we did. There are lots of water fountains to fill up - wish we did...More

Thank wingfield51
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Oh that our nation would prioritize the completion of this breathtaking monument’s repairs! Crippled and closed as it is, it’s majesty still shines! While you cannon enter or climb the monument, it’s outer magnificence cannot be missed! You will be inspired at the sight of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It can be seen from almost any vantage point in the city mainly b/c its the tallest building. It was under construction when we were there.

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am giving the Washington Memorial a 4 star review because it was under construction. The elevator is being repaired, so the monument is closed to the public. It is a beautiful piece of the DC skyline. It is worth seeing, but if you can,...More

Thank travelingisfun2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is unusual and impressive. Unfortunately it’s closed for repairs. Many things in the DC area are closed.....and like so much government work....over budget and not on time for re-opening. All these monuments are more of a personal emotional experience so writing a review is...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended Washington DC a few weeks ago with friends and walked by the Washington Monument. Unfortunately didnt have time to go inside because it was closed. But walking around it makes you really appreciate the fact that you are there. Take the time amd go...More

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Vicki S
13 October 2017|
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Response from Leland W | Reviewed this property |
As long as there’s not maintenance it’s open year round.
14 April 2017|
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Response from Lisanne10n | Reviewed this property |
It is closed until the Spring of 2019.
2 September 2016|
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Response from KRAMA200 | Reviewed this property |
Typically cancellations are done at the Visitor Centrex or at the Park Rangers Office. I have seen it being done at Visitor Centrex in some places though I have not done it .