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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
National Mall
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Reviewed yesterday

Its worth seeing the Washington monument in the day against the reflecting pool and lit up at night both are stunning views, the elevator is under repair since Spider-man homecoming, so no trips to the top for at least another year.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed yesterday

We have beautiful photos of the out side and it is closed due to repairs of the elevator and other items.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The inside is closed until 2019 when they will have an elevator to the top. Still, an impressive sight!

Thank ramagut
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was easier to deal with the crowds. It’s more open, with vast space of lawn surrounding it. Beautiful to take in, great photo opportunities!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must see monument. Lots of grassy area around it, and plenty of photo ops. Under construction, so there is a fence around it.

Thank TothTravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful monument in the middle of the Washington Mall . The obelisk stands tall and is iconic . The elevator is being modernized so the monument is closed til next year.

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you look at the Washington Monument you think of our first president and the forming of our great nation.

Thank Phil Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Washington Monument continues to be the greatest icon of the Washington DC Skyline. It's sticks up and is always recognizable. Yes I know the Capitol building is over there and close by but you have to get close enough for them both to be...More

Thank CharleySays
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only rates as average for now because the elevator is broken so you can’t go into it and see DC from the top. Just be aware and check that elevator repairs are complete if this is important to you. Projected time is 2019 fall but...More

Thank sherry f
Reviewed 1 week ago

On my 5-day visit to DC, every day I took pictures of the Washington Monument from different views. It is such an elegant design, and an unique symbol of Washington. It was built to commemorate George Washington and its only 170 years old. Reminds me...More

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Vicki S
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Leland W | Reviewed this property |
As long as there’s not maintenance it’s open year round.
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Lisanne10n | Reviewed this property |
It is closed until the Spring of 2019.
September 2, 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 .