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Washington Monument

To truly experience our Nation's Capital, you must see it from the tallest structure in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the National Mall and offers the best view of the city. The Washington Monument was erected to honor the greatness of the city of President George Washington. The first cornerstone was placed on July 4, 1843, and was finally completed on December 6, 1884. The obelisk design was Mills' interpretation of city designer Pierre L'Enfant's centerpiece for the capital city. Fifty flags surround the base of the Monument, one to symbolize each state in the Union. Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 4:45 pm daily. It is free to get in, but you do need to get free tickets to reserve a time.

Location: 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Metro: Federal Triangle (BLUE and ORANGE Lines) and Smithsonian (BLUE and ORANGE Lines)

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Tourist from New York wait for the elevator to the top viewing gallery of the monument. *

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Statue of George Washington. *

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There are 2 windows on each of the four sides of the observation floor. Each window provides a spectacular view of Washington.

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There are photos at the base of the window that describe what you are looking at.

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East view of the National Mall taken from observation floor of the Washington Monument. *

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East view of the United States Capitol Building taken from observation floor of the Washington Monument.

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West view of the National Mall taken from observation floor of the Washington Monument.

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West view of the Lincoln Memorial taken from observation floor of the Washington Monument.

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View of the South Portico of the White House Building taken from observation floor of the Washington Monument. *

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View of the Jefferson Memorial taken from observation floor of the Washington Monument. *

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View of the Kennedy Center (foreground), Key Bridge, and the the Potomac River taken from observation floor of the Washington Monument. *

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View of the Museum of American History taken from observation floor of the Washington Monument.

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View of Mellon Auditorium taken from the observation floor of the Washington Monument. *

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View of Smithsonian Castle taken from the observation floor of the Washington Monument. *

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Southwest Apothem of the Pyramidion *

The length apothem (face) length is 58.17 feet.

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