Washington Monument

2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW)
Washington, DC 20560
(202) 426-6841


  • The Washington Monument was formally dedicated on February 22, 1885, and at the time of its construction, it was the tallest building in the world; it remains the tallest stone structure in the world.
  • go to the top it's amazing!
  • Take a gander at this giant monument to one our country's founding fathers.
  • Incredible, simple incredible
  • Built between 1848 and 1884. Its 5555-1/8 tall and has 897 steps. See the C-SPAN video of the reopening of the Monument in 2002, after its renovation.
  • Go to Washington Monument
  • Beautiful in the park
  • You can see the Lincoln Memorial really well from here.
  • Best pictures come at sunset from the WW2 monument
  • Join the rally troops!
  • We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Washington Monument. Please join the Trust for the National Mall as we preserve this iconic park for future generations.
  • Hmm... I love sight seeing
  • It's big big
  • Come watch 66,000 pounds of fireworks ignite the night this Fourth of July right here at the nation's capital! While there, check out this photo from 1986's firework display!
  • Fireworks light the night sky by the Washington Monument in this photo, taken during ceremonies celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1951.
  • Did this landmark turn (RED) on World AIDS Day?
  • An ode to the first; In addition to being the world's the tallest stone structure, the Washington Monument is also the world's tallest Obelisk.
  • A beautiful homage to Egyptian architecture.
  • Quite impressive and constructed without our intervention. Reminiscent of the Obelisk of Deimos, though not as tall or pointy.
  • This photograph depicts President Truman delivering his speech at the Washington Monument during ceremonies commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1951.

Nearby places

1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW)
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW)
1400 Constitution Ave NW (at 14th St NW)