Washington Monument

An elegant obelisk and one of the city's landmarks. You can even ascend to the top and enjoy the stunning view. A must-see.


Free, same-day tickets: available at the Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are limited.

You can also reserve a ticket online for a $1.50 non-returnable reservation fee.

You may order advance tickets online for a $1.50 fee per ticket. These tickets may be picked up at the “will call” window of the Washington Monument Lodge.

Business Hour

Monday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Driving Direction

The Washington Monument is served by the Smithsonian metro station, located on Independence Avenue.

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