Washington Monument

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Purchasing Tickets: Due to COVID-19, the Washington Monument is now allowing visitors to select ticket types which best accommodate your group size, up to four people per group travelling together. Please carefully review the ticket types as every person in your group must have a ticket, including infants. Advanced reservations are required. Tickets listed as “Not Yet Released” will become available one-day before the tour date at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Until further notice, walk up tickets and group reservations will not be available. 

Health and Safety: In accordance with local and federal requirements, including CDC and U.S. Public Health Service recommendations, a comprehensive safety program has been implemented at the Washington Monument that includes timed ticketing, limited entries, physical distancing, and additional cleaning and safety measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees. These measures include:

• Significantly reduced elevator capacity, limiting trips to 4-8 passengers to allow for physical distancing.

Face coverings are required for all individuals over the age of two while inside the monument to account for physical distance limitations. Visitors must supply their own masks. 

• Touchless check-in.

• Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the monument.

• Time limit at 500’ observation level of 10 minutes per group.

• A closure each day from 1 to 2 p.m. for cleaning and disinfecting using antiviral disinfectant cleaners recommended by the CDC and registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Please Note: The call center only has access to the same ticket inventory as available on this page. The call center does not have access to any additional tickets. If a tour time is shown as sold out, there are no more advance reservation tickets for that day. 

The Washington Monument dominates the DC skyline as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership, statesmanship, and wisdom. Constructed from marble, granite and gneiss, the monument is the world's tallest free-standing stone structure, towering 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches (169 meters) above the nation’s capital. 

Plans for a national monument began as early as 1783 when the Congress passed a resolution to erect an equestrian statue to honor George Washington. Construction of a privately financed memorial was started in 1848 by the Washington National Monument Society, but faced challenges due to political turmoil and a lack of funds. The US Army Corps of Engineers completed the monument's construction in 1884, and it was opened to the public in 1888. 

Visitors enter the monument and then ascend via elevator to the 500-foot level to behold sweeping views of the city. To learn more about Washington the man, the engineering marvel of the monument, and the design of the city named in his honor, Rangers will be available at each level to provide insight into the stories of this legacy. 

Purchasing Tickets: Due to COVID-19, the Washington Monument is now allowing visitors to select ticket types which best accommodate your group size, up to four people per group travelling together. Please carefully review the ticket types as every person in your group must have a ticket, including infants. Advanced reservations are required. Tickets listed as “Not Yet Released” will become available one-day before the tour date at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Until further notice, walk up tickets and group reservations will not be available. 

Health and Safety: In accordance with local and federal requirements, including CDC and U.S. Public Health Service recommendations, a comprehensive safety program has been implemented at the Washington Monument that includes timed ticketing, limited entries, physical distancing, and additional cleaning and safety measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees. These measures include:

• Significantly reduced elevator capacity, limiting trips to 4-8 passengers to allow for physical distancing.

Face coverings are required for all individuals over the age of two while inside the monument to account for physical distance limitations. Visitors must supply their own masks. 

• Touchless check-in.

• Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the monument.

• Time limit at 500’ observation level of 10 minutes per group.

• A closure each day from 1 to 2 p.m. for cleaning and disinfecting using antiviral disinfectant cleaners recommended by the CDC and registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Please Note: The call center only has access to the same ticket inventory as available on this page. The call center does not have access to any additional tickets. If a tour time is shown as sold out, there are no more advance reservation tickets for that day. 

The Washington Monument dominates the DC skyline as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership, statesmanship, and wisdom. Constructed from marble, granite and gneiss, the monument is the world's tallest free-standing stone structure, towering 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches (169 meters) above the nation’s capital. 

Plans for a national monument began as early as 1783 when the Congress passed a resolution to erect an equestrian statue to honor George Washington. Construction of a privately financed memorial was started in 1848 by the Washington National Monument Society, but faced challenges due to political turmoil and a lack of funds. The US Army Corps of Engineers completed the monument's construction in 1884, and it was opened to the public in 1888. 

Visitors enter the monument and then ascend via elevator to the 500-foot level to behold sweeping views of the city. To learn more about Washington the man, the engineering marvel of the monument, and the design of the city named in his honor, Rangers will be available at each level to provide insight into the stories of this legacy. 

Need to Know

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Due to COVID-19, the Washington Monument is now allowing visitors to select ticket types which best accommodate your group size, up to four people per group. Please carefully review the ticket types as every person in your group must be counted on the ticket, including infants. Advanced reservations are required. Tickets listed as “Not Yet Released” will become available one-day before the tour date at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Until further notice, walk up tickets and group reservations will not be available.

Changes and Cancellations

No group tours or walk up tickets are available until further notice. See Facility Rates for fees. No modifications allowed. Tickets may be cancelled until 2:00PM the day prior to the tour, but no refund will be offered. In the case that the Monument must close, tickets will not be exchanged or refunded.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

900 OHIO DRIVE, SW Washington DC 20024

Phone Number

(202) 426-6841

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