Washington MonumentHistoric Tour
0 hr. 30 min.
The Washington Monument is the most prominent site in Washington. It was built in honor of President George Washington who led the country to independence and then became its first President.
- Duration: 0 hr. 30 min.
- Distance: 0 miles
- Accessible: Yes
Know Before You GoThe Washington Monument is open daily seven days a week except for July 4th and December 25th. Summer hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily with the last tour starting at 9:30 p.m. until Labor Day. Visitors must be on-site for this time to ensure they are able to get on the elevator for the tour (last elevator leaves at 9:30 p.m.). After Labor Day hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily with the last tour starting at 4:30 p.m. Visitors must be on-site for this time to ensure they are able to get on the elevator for the tour (last elevator leaves at 4:30 p.m.).
The following items are prohibited within the Washington Monument and there is no storage facility available: animals (except certified guide dogs), suitcases or large backpacks, guns or knives, strollers, food or drink (except bottled water or baby formula in clear plastic containers), mace and aerosol cans.
Please let the Rangers on-site know if you have any medical conditions (i.e., pacemakers) that require special attention at the security screening facility.
The Monument is fully accessible to all visitors. Wheelchairs are available upon request.
Views of the park and the city are exceptional from the 500 foot-level viewing windows.
The Monument is located on the National Mall south of the White House on 15th Street NW between Independence and Constitution Avenues.
Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.